What’s Cooking? … Lentil Burgers
These little burgers are really tasty and might be just the ticket if you are looking for a vegetarian or meat free meal. They are a meal in themselves. I always keep split red lentils in my pantry. They are economical, adaptable for so many dishes and quick to cook. Serve with a salad, fresh grainy rolls and baked haloumi for a healthful full meal experience. They are delicious cold too. Great for lunch box.
This is how I do it.
Wash and rinse the lentils a few times. Cover with water and cook for approximately 15 minutes or until soft. Drain and cool.
Meanwhile peel and chop the onions into a small dice. Saute in the butter until soft and translucent. Cool.
Put the cooked lentils, onions and all the rest of the ingredients (except oil) into a medium to large bowl.
Mix until well combined.
Heat a heavy based pan on low heat. Add some olive oil to cover the base. Drop heaped dessert spoons into the pan and cook slowly.
Once the base is golden and crispy, carefully turn each burger.
Put into a serving dish to keep warm and continue cooking the rest of the mixture in the same manner. Makes about 15 burgers.