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When You Want Something Special!
Have you ever wanted to eat some good, , but didn't have a good recipe? Don't worry: I am called the queen of patties around here. I make patties out of just about anything. wholesome vegetarian burgers/patties
I use vegetables, oatmeal, left over food, garden harvest my husband brings home from his gardener friends, and more. And 90% of the time, everyone loves my creations. Yes, there are those times when my concoctions don't appeal to anyone, but those are rare.
Even mushroom haters LOVE these patties!
- 1 egg
- pinch of Lawry's- Seasoned Salt
- quick oats as needed
- vegetable oil for frying
*** Multiply the recipe as needed: 2 cans of mushroom, 2 eggs, etc. I end up using 10 cans at one time: yes, my family and guests love these that much!
First of all, drain the mushrooms of the juice they are in.
Then, blend your quick oats to make them into a powder (just put the oats in the turn on the blender for about 20-30 seconds). Put this powder aside in a bowl.
Next put the egg/s in your blender with the salt and mushrooms. Pulsate your blender (you don't want to puree them) until the mushrooms are chopped into small pieces. then pout this mixture into a mixing bowl, and add the powdered oats until the mixture is no longer juicy.
*** don't use too much oat powder, or your patties will be too "bread-like": just use enough to absorb most of the juice. If the composition is still a little juicy, don't worry: just mix again before you fry your patties
Finally, heat up the oil and spoon the composition into the frying pan with a soup spoon. I like my patties small: they get crunchy around the edges and cook thoroughly.
Lay a sheet of paper towel on the plate you are putting these as you get them out of the frying pan: this way you'll get rid of any extra grease.
Mushroom Veggie Burger Recipe
This looks so delicious, it's a must try!
Best Frying Pan for Your Patties
- 1 large onion chopped
- 2 eggs
- a pinch of Lawry's Seasoned Salt (I use this salt in all my patties)
- 1.5 cups of quick oats. Here is the one I always use: Quaker Quick 1 Minute Oats Original Instant Oatmeal Value Box
- vegetable oil
Mix everything together and spoon into frying pan. Brown on both sides (takes only a couple of minutes) and you are ready to go.
This is great for breakfast. Try it if your kids won't eat oatmeal, and you may be surprised.
Use this summer's bounty!
I don't know about you, but every gardener that grows zucchini and squash has more than they can use. My husband brings home lots of them all the time. If you are blessed with neighbors that share, or just simply buy some form the store, these patties are delicious!
- 4 medium zucchini, or yellow squash, or a combination of the two
- 3 eggs
- 8 oz shredded feta cheese (optional, but really good)
- quick oats (powdered)
- Lawry's seasoned salt
- 1 large onion finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon of dill wed
- vegetable oil for frying
Shred/grate the zucchini (I use my trusty Presto Professional SaladShooter, seen above, to shred my vegetables), sprinkle salt on it, and leave for a few minutes. After about 10 minutes, squeeze as much juice out of the zucchini as you can, and then saute the zucchini and onions with just one tablespoon of oil.
Once the zucchini and onions soften, take it off the stove and let it cool. Once cooled, add the shredded feta cheese, and the eggs and mix well. At the end, add the oatmeal powder as needed.
Spoon composition into the hot oil and brown it on both sides. YUM!
Must Haves for Patty Lovers
If you love patties, it makes sense to have the right tools to make your life easier. For example, you'll need a non-stick frying pan (or two if you want to finish your patties twice as fast: that's what I do!)
Here is a set that has great reviews at Amazon.com:
Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 10- and 12-Inch Omelet Pans, Set of 2
Saw this same item in store for more money. When product arrived could not ask for better quality. They are truly non-stick and heavy enough to heat and cook great. I've always bought Calphalon when I could afford it. This sale helped!
These two pans do most things in the kitchen. I make 1-pot dinners for three in the 12-inch pan easily. Nothing burns, nothing sticks. The 10 inch pan is perfect for breakfast and anything else I want to cook. Both pans clean up easily and work well at very high heat on my radiant cook top.
You'll also need a good blender and/or/shredder. You can get one of each, or you can get a Vitamix that will do just about everything for you.
Vitamix CIA Professional Counter-top Blender with 2+ HP Motor, Platinum
The Vita-Mix is more than a blender, it is a professional kitchen food prep machine that is endorsed by chef instructors at the Culinary Institute of America.
This is an outstanding product, but of course so is the price.
For the most part, it has replaced my food processor and blender; it's sort of the all-in-one solution to most of my kitchen processing requirements. The design technology is excellent, as are the results when using the machine.
I'd love to hear if you tried any of my patties. Did you like them? Hate them? Do you have any suggestions for improvement?
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