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02/10/2011

Vegan MoFo day 2: Spicy Cajun Lentil Patties

I've been playing with this recipe for a while now and I've finally got it to my satisfaction and ready to share with the world.

Spicy Cajun Lentil Patties
makes 9 patties
Ingredients
2 cups diced white mushrooms (about 6 medium shrooms)
1 cup diced onion (I used red)
1 teaspoon salt
2 cloves minced garlic
1 cup grated carrot
1 teaspoon Cajun spice
half teaspoon smoked paprika
quarter teaspoon oregano
2 cups cooked lentils
8 twists black pepper
quarter cup of vital wheat gluten
Olive oil for frying

Method
Heat olive oil in a pan and add the diced mushrooms, cook on medium for 7 minutes stirring now and again then add the onion and salt and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the garlic, carrot, Cajun spice, smoked paprika, oregano and lentils, stir really well and cook for another 5 minutes.
Set aside to cool completely.
This is really important, don't cheat on this.
Once cool add the black pepper and vital wheat gluten and mix together really well.
Using the quarter cup measure as a scoop, form the mixture into 9 patties.
Heat a little oil in a frying pan (spray is better, you don't want to use much oil at all). 
Cook on each side for about 6 minutes.



GO VEGAN!

Go MoFo!


29 comments:

coldandsleepy said...

Yum! Those look great. Your patties are really beautifully formed-- did you use a cookie cutter or something? Teach me your fancy vegan secrets!

Rose said...

Those look perfect! They sound so tasty too. Did you use red lentils?

Eric M. Research said...

Looks amazing! Definitely need to make this later.

Ruthie said...

Those look deliciiiiooooussss!!!!!!

vegan.in.brighton said...

Those look great & I don't even think they'd be too spicy for my wussy self!!

Bonnie said...

Oh these patties look really good! I've been looking for good veggie burger recipes, so I'm bookmarking this one for sure :)

ZuckerBaby said...

They look so good! Have bookmarked for making :)

sara said...

these look awesome! i love that cajun flavor. thanks for sharing your recipe!

Erinwiko said...

Yum, these sound great. And I love that you measure the pepper in 'twists'- so much more helpful than other measurements!

JL goes Vegan said...

Reading MoFo posts and found yours -- I love lentils and these patties look amazing! I cannot wait to try them!

Kristen said...

I think my husband will love these. They look great. Thanks for sharing!

Mandee said...

Yummo, I am going to try these with chickpea flour and hope they stick together, they look SO good.

And I don't know if I've said it before but I love the new header on your blog :)

GiGi said...

Ooooh Orange lentils and orange carrots. I turned orange in the
80's too much carrot juice. I was healthy but the orange..no so flattering. Great recipe. Thank you for posting.

Jenny said...

I like your MFO theme! Those patties look great, and I'm always looking for ways to sneak more mushrooms into my diet!

Nicole said...

I will definitely have to make these because they look so delicious and include a lot of my favorite things!

Jeni Treehugger said...

ColdandSleepy - I used the quarter cup measurement to get equal amounts, then just shaped them with my hands, The VWG makes them really easy to shape.

Rose - Red lentils yes, even though they're orange :-)

Jojo - they're not hot spicy, just really flavourful spicy :-)

Mandee - thank you

Thanks for all your lovely comments guys, MoFo'ers are the BEST!
xxxxx

Micah Ludeke said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!

foodfeud said...

They look gorgeous! I love cajun spices, but have never really made my own foods flavored like that. Yay for lentils, too.

tofuhead said...

Looks delicious!

Vanessa said...

I have to make this!

Betsy DiJulio said...

Well they look like perfection! Bravo!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Those look absolutely fantabulous!

Niru said...

These look so nice. They remind me of potato 'cutlets' (which were more like patties) we used to get in restaurants in India while I was growing up. I'd always order them when we ate out, which was pretty rare!

Emily said...

I am so bookmarking these to make later as I am always on the hunt for new veggie burger recipes.
Do you happen to know if they freeze well?

Jeni Treehugger said...

I've not tried freezing them Emily but I'd guess at saying yes, especially if you fry them up first and layer them between grease proof paper.

Jeni Treehugger said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments :-)

Maggie Muggins said...

Woah, those patties look perfect. Nicely done!

Mel said...

They look sooo impressive and these ingredients are very appealing to my taste. Bookmarked!

Andy Dufresne said...

Bookmarked! Bookmarked! Bookmarked!