Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Eggplant Patties

It seems that many of my recipes lately mimic mince meat :-/ It's not something I'm aiming for.... it just seems to be happening that way. I'm just enjoying incorporating more veggies into our diet in ways that a bit different than usual. 
Did you see my recent post of broccoli bolognese?

Today's veggie presented in a different way is 
Eggplant Patties
(Makes 10-12 patties)
You'll need:
2 medium eggplants
1 large onion
4 cloves garlic

1 cup besan/chickpea flour
1 teaspoon Italian herbs
2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/4 tomato paste

Chop the eggplants into pieces/cubes. Chop the onion and crush the garlic. Saute in a pan adding splashes of water if the mixture begins to stick. Cook until the eggplant is mushy and no longer white in colour.

Add the mixture to a food processor & pulse the mixture until it is sticky and slightly lumpy but not too finely chopped. 
Gently stir in the remainder of the ingredients until well combined.
Don't be worried if the mixture appears too sloppy to work. This helps the patties from drying out too much.
Shape into patties and place on a lined baking tray. You can either use wet hands, or just spoon amounts of the mixture directly onto the tray & use the back of the spoon to press them gently together.
Bake in a preheated 180C oven for 30-40 minutes until well browned and cooked through. Flip the patties over half way through baking.


























These have been a huge hit in our household each time they've been made. There never seems to be enough leftovers for each of us to take them the next day! They reheat well to become an addition to lunches.

Question of the day:
Do you prefer to eat veggie plan or turned into something a little bit more creative?

13 comments:

  1. these look delicious - going on my to do list - I gather that they are not obviously eggplant for the eggplant averse in our house!

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    1. Yes I would have to say that they definitely don't particularly have an 'eggplant' taste. :-) Hope you all enjoy them!

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  2. This is such a clever recipe! I have been loving eggplant lately and really like the idea of these - probably they'd get past my husband too! Thanks :)

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    1. Got to love a recipe that the hubby will approve of!!!!

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  3. [ Smiles ] Cool! Thanks for sharing a wonderful method to prepare eggplant!

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  4. These sound great! I love how they hold together well, but look nice and moist inside. Shop bought veggie burgers always seem so dry, so I much prefer homemade ones.

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    1. We much prefer home-made burgers/patties too :-)
      They really do hold together well - though very mushy when being made so don't let that turn you off!!!!

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  5. What an awesome idea, and so healthy too! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you! :-) Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2015.

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  6. these look so delicious sandy. i adore eggplant and who can resist patties? yum. happy new year.

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    1. Thank you :-) Happy New Year to you too.

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  7. I wish people would stop wasting the readers' time with saying how they look as we can all see for ourselves. Please tell us how they worked out for you and how they tasted AFTER you make them.

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