2 cups Sweet Potato
1 cup Normal Potato/Pumpkin or both!
400g Kidney Beans
400g Black Beans
2 cloves Garlic
1/2 cup Diced Mushrooms
(If have) Vegetable pulp from your juicer!
Bread crumbs and wholemeal flour for covering
These patties can be adapted to whatever you have in your kitchen! This is a recipe I invented around what was in my cupboard, so I know it works, but you can change the beans, the seasoning, whatever you like! The most important thing is to make sure you include something to "bind" the patties together: something a nasty egg would normally do. Potato works like a gem. A lot of people include brown rice or quinoa in patty mix, which works well too.
Put your potatoes and pumpkin in boiling water until soft. Then rinse with cold water and drain. Set aside.
Chop up your onion and garlic and fry in grape-seed oil in a frying pan. When browned: add the mushrooms. Only fry the mushrooms for a minute or so, then take off the heat.
Rince your kidney beans and black beans with cold water and place on paper towel to drain as much moisture as possible. The patties will hold better, the drier the ingredients.
In a large bowl, place the beans, potato, onion/mushroom mix, seeds, herbs and spices and MASH THEM ALL TOGETHER! Mash, mash, mash away! Because there is nothing nasty in these delicious patties, you can taste the mixture as you go! Adjust the seasoning to suit your taste. Add more salt/pepper or herbs if you need.
Using your hands, form the patties to a decent size. I get ten usually from this mix. Take your patties and cover them in the wholemeal flour and breadcrumbs. At this stage, they should look ready to fry! Ideally, you can make these a bit ahead of time and put them in the fridge for some of the day so they are nice and solid.
Heat your frying pan with grape-seed oil on a medium heat. When the oil is hot, put your patties on. Watch them carefully! They may fall apart a little, don't panic! Just use your spatula to keep them together and hold shape as much as possible. Once they've been browned on both sides, put your frying pan into the oven so the patties heat through.
While they sit happily in the oven, you can prepare your side dishes. I love a good, raw salad with these babies, or some steamed vegetables, or both! In the picture above: I've added some chopped tomatoes on top!