Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Lentil and Sweet Potato Patties
1/4 cup (50g) dried red lentils
200g chopped peeled sweet potato
2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
1/4 cup coarsley grated apple
1/2 clove crushed garlic
3/4 cup of bread crumbs (or gluten free bread crumbs)
Add lentils to a small pan of boiling water and simmer for about 10 minutes until soft, drain well.
Cook the sweet potato (works well roasted as then not too wet) and mash.
Mix 1/4 cup of the breadcrumbs with the sweet potato, lentils, apple, celery and garlic.
Roll into balls and flatten, or shape into fingers.
Coat in remaining breadcrumbs.
spray lightly with cooking oil and bake for 15 minutes at 180ºC until lightly browned (or shallow fry to add extra calories).
Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Great finger food for someone who wants to feed themselves and with the lentils are a good source of iron. Try adding other chopped/frozen veg and different herbs/spices for more variety.