A. is always asking for burgers so I prepared him a special vegan burger with homemade vegan patties, avocado spread and plenty of salad, really plenty, as he lives salad a lot. I guess what he really wants when he says burger is a bloody steack and fries... but I tried to be inventivd and to have a very tasty combination and if worked cery very well. Beware, contrarily to most of the recipes I post this one takes a bit more time, but is very simple. I used what I had in the fridge for that so yoocan adjust easily with yours!
For the patties, inspired by Prunellia's recipe of pancake seeds:
- 1 cup of quinoa, mind was black, but red or white works well, can be replaced by bulgur, red beans, rice...
- a handfull of pumpkin seeds
- a handfull of sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup of flax seeds, here I used brown, but blond work too,
- 2 large sato/taro imo, can be replaced by boiled chickpeas, boiled red beans...
For the filling:
- 1 ripe avocado
- lemon juice
- salt and pepper
- green beans sprouts or any other sprouts: brocoli, alfalfa...
- a lettuce
First grill the sato/taro imo in the oven with the skin until soft and creamy inside. In the mean time boil the quinoa until slightly softer than usual and drain if needed. Peel the sato/taro imo and cut in pieces, add to the quinoa. Add all the seeds, stir well to obtain a thick paste. In a frypan greased with olive oil make 1-1.5cm thick patties of about 8-10cm diameter and cook them until golden on both side. I prepared 2 per person. They are good cold or warm. You can rheat them in the oven if needed. Manipulate with care because they can break easily.
Chop the lettuce, smash the avocado and add lemon juice, salt and pepper. Wash the sprouts. Now you are ready to make the burgers. I used half of the avocado spread per person. I spread a thick layer on on patty, added the sprouts and flipped over the other patty. Served on top of the lettuce, finish with a little of olive oil. Et voila!!!
The sato/taro imo give a very good texture to the patties and help them to keep their shape, the creamy avocado it perfect with the crunchy patties, and the sprouts add freshness. I'll do it again!!!!