Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Hello again!

Hello, long time no posts but rest assured I have been cooking and creating.  Big changes are afoot here in the soup kitchen but it's all good.  To kickstart my food blogging here's a fab veggie burger recipe I've adapted. 
Aduki and sweet potato burgers

100g dried aduki beans, soaked overnight and cooked according to the packet instructions
1 can ready cooked aduki beans, drained
1 large baked sweet potato
50g oats
3 tbsp of chopped parsley
2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp each of cayenne pepper, ground coriander and ground cumin
1/4 tsp chili flakes
1/4 tsp salt

Sesame rolls, salad, mayo and relish to serve

Take half of the beans and mash them in a bowl. Add rest of beans
Scoop out the flesh of the sweet potato and mash it.  Add to bowl

Add all other ingredients to the bowl and mix well.
Take a small handful of mixture at a time and form into burger shapes.
Fry in a heated frying pan with a little oil until both sides are starting to crisp.
Finish cooking by popping burgers in a hot oven for 10 mins until heated through

Meanwhile split the sesame rolls and toast the insides (I did this on the Aga plate)

Serve the cooked burgers on the roll with salad, mayo and relish.

I've made these twice and discovered that they work better if they're really crispy on the outside but not burnt hence finishing them off in an oven.

Be brave with the seasoning as they need quite a lot.  The secret is the smoked paprika but any combination of your favourite spices will work with it.

And I've realised they are vegan friendly if you watch the rolls and mayo ingredients :-)