Spicy Cajun Lentil Patties
makes 9 patties
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
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.
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!