Oyster Mushroom Lentil Patties

Prep time:
15 mins
Cook time:
40 mins
Total time:
55 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients:

400 grams Oyster mushrooms, finely chopped/ Button mushrooms
400 grams brown lentils (canned or cooked), drained
1 onion, finely chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons freedom spice blend
2 teaspoons dish delicious spice blend
1 cup chickpea flour
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chopped coriander
Salt and pepper to taste
Watercress, rocket, or any other greens of your choice
Carrot dip & Beetroot dip (recipe on my website)
 Microgreens for garnish
oyster mushroom lentil patties or vegaterian burgers

Get ready to sink your teeth into these incredible Mushroom lentil Patties! I have cracked the code to create vegetarian patties that are both budget-friendly and bursting with mind-blowing flavors. Say goodbye to bland and boring patties that have let you down in the past. I have crafted a recipe that will make your taste buds dance with joy. These patties are so delicious, you won’t believe they’re made from lentils and mushrooms! My spice blend is the secret to this recipe adds that extra “wow factor” that will have you coming back for seconds. And the best part? These patties are super versatile. Whether you want to pile them high with carrot and beetroot dip or enjoy them with a side salad and crusty bread, the possibilities are endless. Whether you’re a vegetarian pro or just looking to add more plant-based options to your meals, our Lentil Mushroom Patties are a game-changer. They’re perfect for lunch, dinner, or meal prep. Trust me, once you taste these irresistible patties, you won’t be able to resist sharing them with everyone you know. Get ready for a flavour explosion that will leave you craving more. Don’t miss out on this culinary adventure – try our Lentil Mushroom Patties today and do share your feedback in the comment section below.

Method:

1-Heat a dry pan over medium heat. Add the chickpea flour to the pan and roast it until it becomes fragrant and turns a light golden brown. Remove the roasted chickpea flour from the pan and transfer it to a separate plate.
2-In the same pan, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent and the garlic is fragrant, about 3-4 minutes. Add the chopped mushrooms to the skillet and cook until they release their moisture and start to brown, about 3-4 minutes.
Add the drained lentils to the skillet and stir well. Cook for another 2-3 minutes to allow the flavours to combine.
Handy Hint- When working with button mushrooms , be aware that they have tendency to release water while cooking . To ensure the perfect texture and avoid anu sogginess, make sure to cook the mushroom mixture until all the water has evaporated. This step will result in patties with a delightful crispness and enhanced flavour. So be patient and let the water evaporate completely for the best results.
3-Add the freedom spice blend and dish delicious spice blend to the mixture. Stir and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to allow the spices to infuse into the mixture, add the roasted chickpea flour and chopped coriander. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly combined. Remove the skillet from the heat, let it cool down completely.
4-Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor and blend until it reaches your desired consistency. You can also use a potato masher if you prefer a chunkier texture.
5-Shape the mixture into patties of your desired size. This recipe should make approximately 8-10 patties, depending on the size.
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place the patties in the skillet and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
6- Once cooked, remove the patties from the skillet.
7-To assemble the subs, spread a layer of carrot dip or beetroot dip on the sub roll. Add the cooked patties on top.
8-  Add a generous amount of watercress, rocket, or your preferred greens to the sub. Top with microgreens for an extra burst of freshness.
9- Serve the Mushroom Lentil Patty subs immediately and enjoy.
10-Another delicious way to enjoy these lentil mushroom patties is by serving them with a flavourful carrot dip and beetroot dip layered in a bowl. Simply spread the carrot dip and beetroot dip in layers in a serving bowl, then place the mushroom lentil patties on top. For an extra touch of indulgence, drizzle some truffle oil over the patties as you can see in the image. To complete the meal, serve the layered dips and patties with a side salad and crusty bread. The combination of the flavourful dips, savoury patties, fresh salad, and crusty bread creates a satisfying and well-rounded meal option.

Notes:

– In this recipe, I used Wattie’s lentils in spring water, which you can find in most grocery stores. However, you can use any type of brown lentils that you prefer.
 For the mushrooms, I used Oyster mushrooms. If you can’t find Oyster mushrooms, you can visit Hamilton Farmers Market every Sunday to buy some fresh mushrooms, or you can use regular button mushrooms as a substitute.
– PRO TIP – If you’re using button mushroom, try grating them with a grater instead of chopping them finely. This method gives you beautifully shredded mushrooms without the need for a blender. Its a quick and easy way to incorporate mushrooms into your patty mixture while adding a delightful texture. Give it a try and experience the diffrence.
– Gluten-Free Options: This recipe is naturally gluten-free since it uses lentils and mushrooms. If you choose to serve the patties in a burger bun, be sure to use a gluten-free bun or lettuce wrap if you need to avoid gluten.

– Additional Tips: Feel free to customize your subs with other toppings such as sliced tomatoes, avocado, or pickles. You can also drizzle your favourite sauce or dressing over the patties for added flavour. Experiment with different greens and microgreens to suit your taste preferences.

– Adding chickpea flour to the recipe adds a nutty flavour and acts as a binder, helping to hold the patties together. It’s a great option for those looking for a gluten-free alternative.
 – If you prefer not to use chickpea flour, you can substitute it with breadcrumbs, gluten-free breadcrumbs, or cooked quinoa. These alternatives will also help bind the patties and add texture to the recipe.

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