Ok, so they're nothing like her amazing Halloweenies, but these were inspired by Laura (Queen of All).
I was so intrigued by the Halloweenie filling, I decided to make it for Johnny and myself without telling him first. I wasn't sure how it'd be received if he knew what it was beforehand.
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup corn flake crumbs
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1 cup shredded cheese (I used mozzarella)
salt, pepper, spices, to taste
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
Mix all ingredients, except oil and let stand for a few minutes. Heat oil in a large frying pan and shape into about 10 patties. Cook for about 3 or 4 minutes per side over medium high heat, until both sides are browned. Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 10-15 minutes in a 400° oven.
These were so unexpectedly good! I asked Johnny to guess what was in them, and he only got "some kind of nut." He actually thought it was a take on meatloaf. You cannot tell this isn't meat, it's amazing how hearty and full of flavor it turns out!
Johnny enjoyed his plain (he ate seven of them!) and I savored my three with spicy brown mustard! I could see these as a great replacement for hamburger patties, or even crumbled for tacos or in casseroles.