There is so much I love about vegetables. Their colors, their textures, their shapes, their variety and of course all the different ways you can eat them. My friend made veggi patties the other day and I just had to get the recipe. This one is not only easy to make but the result tastes so fresh and healthy. You don’t even have to season it much because the vegetables really make the taste. Of course this recipes screamed for nice, organic vegetables, so we bought some on the market. I made twice of the amount of the recipe, so I could use up all the vegetables and since the patties taste best cold (at least in my opinion) it doesn’t hurt to have an extra big load of these to snack on during the day. Everybody loved them and they were gone in no time. Thank you for the recipe Inna!
For 10-15 patties:
- 500g fresh, organic vegetables (I used red pepper, zucchini, onion, rutabaga and carrot)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 l vegetable stock
- 2 organic eggs
- 2 tablespoons oatmeal
- 1 bunch of fresh herbs (chopped)
- salt & pepper
Grate the cleaned vegetables coarsely or cut into small pieces and mix them, in a bowl, with the lemon juice. Heat up the vegetable stock and cook the vegetables for about 4 minutes until they are “al dente”. Drain the excess liquid and let the vegetables cool down a bit. Transfer them into a bowl and mix with eggs, chopped herbs, oatmeal and season with salt and pepper. Heat a pan with the oil (don’t take too little) and form patties with your hands. You can use some flour to make it easier. Grill the patties on medium heat for about 10 minutes while turning them round a couple of times.
TIP for the vegetable/fruit waste:
Instead of throwing away what’s left in the cooking process, I try to use it for something else. The squeezed, organic lemon I use to flavor my drinking water to give it a fresh taste. Why waste valuable vitamin C?
You can also reuse the water you drain from the cooked vegetables. Since the water is full with nice flavors and healthy vitamines you could for example use it to cook rice with. If you have a dog, this healthy, flavorful rice would also make a nice meal for him/her (if it’s not too salty!). My dog Fritzi loves it.