I definitely wobbled on the fence for a bit, deciding between a vegan or vegetarian recipe, but still having not as much experience making vegan patties, I fell on to vegetarian (if anyone has any tips for making a vegan version, I’d love your advice).
Rest assured, though, that there are plenty of yummy, nutritious ingredients here, including basil from my new basil plant (if you love basil, you should totally get one… it’s awesome to have it at hand at all times!).
After mixing all the ingredients together and getting all the patties wrapped up, it felt like a big accomplishment to finally have something delicious already prepared.
Soo, I tried to do something that I thought would work out, but it didn’t
I realized after making the mixture that it was pretty soft and hard to handle, so I felt it would be better to freeze the patties first.
As you see in the photos above, I did that little parchment paper dividing thing, and then wrapped everything in saran wrap, and left the patties in the freezer overnight.
Well…. the next day, I needed some assistance to get those suckers separated… including a mallet -> (if you follow my insta account, keep a look out in my story.. coming soon is a video of Kevin trying to pry them apart with a knife and mallet).
SO, on that note, you might have a way better idea than I did, but I am thinking that wrapping the patties individually would work out.
Also, freezing them might not have been necessary, I’m kind of wondering if only chilling them would be fine (I might try this one day).
Vegetarian Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties
Enjoy these hearty vegetarian patties, made with natural foods, and flavored with simple ingredients.
- 1 cup cooked red quinoa
- 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
- 1/2 cup cooked peas
- 2 eggs scrambled
- 1/2 cup panko crumbs
- 1/4 cup minced onion
- 2 tbsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
- 2 tsp salt (I used pink salt)
- 1 tsp cracked black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl (the mixture will be messy, so you might want to chill it for about 20 minutes before working with it).
Form the mixture into patties, and wrap each one with saran wrap.
Freeze the patties for at least an hour, or overnight, to ensure they hold together when you go to cook them.
To cook the patties, add 1 tbsp of oil or butter to a nonstick skillet, and sear on both sides for about 3-5 minutes over medium/high heat. Also, cover in between flips, to make sure it gets warmed all the way through.
Enjoy on a bun, or just put some avocado on it and dig in.