Thursday, November 4, 2010

Vegetarian Patties

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
2 eggs
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.


Kristina @ spabettie said...

oh WOW yum... this sounds amazing - thanks for sharing!

Dawn said...

I have a similar recipe I got from my MIL that uses: Special K cereal, finely chopped walnuts, mushrooms, dried basil, salt, oil, eggs & cheddar cheese. I bake it in a 9x13 pan & cut it into squares. We call it Special K roast & when someone asks what it is, I tell them it's vegetarian meatloaf. It's sooo good! Hubby LOVES it, of course, since it's his Mom's recipe. I've never tried mozarella cheese & frying as patties sounds like a great twist on a Hartle classic!

Simply Life said...

oh those look great!

Aries said...

This sounds interesting and easy to make. I will try someday. I have to write this recipe down. Thanks for sharing. Just blog hopping.

Laura said...

Oh I'm so glad you tried these!! Don't you love them? My boys totally INHALE them, like they are going out of style. Feta rocks too as does cheddar, or a mix.

love ya!

Christina said...

I'll have to try that too Dawn!

Thanks Laura - we loved them! I'm definitely going to be trying tons of combos in the future!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Oo these do sound good & I like how short and simple the ingredients list is!

Jenn said...

These sound delicious and easy to put together for a weeknight meal!