I have a problem with throwing things away –
Clothes I haven’t worn in two years, “you never know when you will want to wear them again“, shoes that have been gathering dust at the back of my closet, “it’s always good to have an extra pair of flats hanging around,” and old cooking magazines.
I have a very large pile of a variety of food and recipe focused magazines sitting on my dresser. You just never know when you will be in need of a recipe circa spring 2013. And wouldn’t you know as I was flipping through an old issue, the exact date doesn’t matter, I spotted this veggie burger recipe.
I was immediately intrigued – no bread crumbs, no flour, no egg. I had a feeling I would not be posting this week due to a disastrous veggie burger incident. But lo and behold, the power of a can of beans, some oats, and the magic food processor pulled together a thick batter that turned out glorious veggie patties.
These burgers are simply flavoured with thyme and lemon zest and filled with all sorts of goodness – beans, quinoa, pine nuts, and oats. On first trial I baked them – don’t do that. Pan frying in a little oil gives them a nice crisp exterior and tender interior.
You could totally serve this on a bun with the condiments of your choice, but I like them best on top an arugula or spinach salad. But the choice is yours.
While my bedroom may be in need of some late spring cleaning, I will still hold on to my old food magazines – I may find another recipe hit in that pile someday!