Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bean Days Recipe

This is the third day that we have been gleefully housebound. We have enough food stocked in our pantry...we just have to use a little imagination. After Katie saw that I had made a lentil soup, she decided to try a recipe that we found in the AJC newspaper for
Chickpea Burgers. I am paraphrasing C.W. Cameron's recipe in the "What's For Dinner" section.

Now I have to tell you, my daughter is an athlete. She is a runner, sometimes running up to 15 miles a day. So she is very careful of what she eats. Rarely eating red meat, she mostly concentrates on chicken and fresh vegetables and fruit. This recipe spoke to her.

Here are the ingredients:

3 slices of whole wheat bread, divided
1 15 oz. can  chickpeas, drained and rinsed
4 green onions, trimmed
1 ( 1 inch) piece of fresh ginger, peeled
1 large egg or 1/2 cup of Egg Beaters

15 oz can of chickpeas

Drain and Rinse

Make 3 pieces of toast
 ♥ Toast 1 slice of bread and place in a food processor bowl. Pulse until you have bread crumbs. Put in a wide bowl or plate and set aside.

Process one slice of toast until you get coarse bread crumbs

Our bread crumbs (sorry it is out of focus)

Our green onions

Since it is sometimes hard to get fresh ginger, I keep mine in the freezer. It is easy to grate when frozen.

The healthy alternative to whole eggs

♥ Return bowl to food processor and add the peas, green onions, the two other pieces of toast, grated ginger, salt and pepper to taste. Process until roughly chopped... you don't want a paste, like you would with hoummous. Remove half of the mixture to medium sized bowl.

♥ Add egg or Egg Beaters to the remaining mix in the processor and process until smooth. Add to the reserved mixture and mix well.

♥ Form the mix into four or five 3/4 inch thick patties and cover lightly with reserved bread crumbs.

Coating with bread crumbs

We are almost done, two more to go!

♥ In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over high heat, adding the patties. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until lightly browned. Turn and brown the other side. About 5 minutes on the heat altogether. Serve hot.

Cooking away!

Voila! a chickpea burger!


hootnonny said...

Nice job, Charlotte. Soooo PW-ish!
Would love to try this recipie!

Since Katie loves Chicpeas, here's a recipie for Ginger Roasted Chickpeas:

Louisiana Belle said... chickpeas and love hummus! This looks delicious. I think I'm going to try it. Thanks for sharing!

charlottes web said...


Thanks for the link. I will try it.

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