Friday, April 23, 2010

Cheesy Lentil Burgers

After a busy week of Spring break, here I am tired but I had to post this recipe.  It's too good to not share.  The original idea really came from this amazing post at Jennie's Kitchen. 

Cheesy Lentil Burgers

2 cups lentils, cooked
3/4 cup shitake mushrooms, rehydrated or 1 cup fresh, chopped
1/4 cup basil, chiffonade
2 generous tablespoons chopped walnuts
1/2 cup ricotta
2/3 cup peccorino romano or parmesan
1 cup bread crumbs
2 eggs

Combine all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.  Mix thoroughly.
(If you are using rehydrated shitake mushrooms, be sure to squeeze out the excess water before chopping and mixing with the rest of the ingredients.) Form into patties and fry.  I used an inch of oil to fry these patties but you could also use a frying pan sprayed with cooking oil or lightly grease. 


grace said...

ah, lentils. they're not just for soup anymore! :)

dawn said...

i love a good veggie burger!! i really do, and they are hard to find in the stores and restaurants, so i have to make them at home, but have yet to find one that i love. had one, a really good one--almost like yours. i would love to try this one.

kat said...

Sometimes there is just nothing like a good veggie burger