Lentil & Walnut Burgers

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Makes: 8

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 x 400g cans lentils, drained, rinsed
  • 2 eggs
  • 250g cottage cheese
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, peeled, and grated
  • 1 long red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup gluten-free plain flour
  • 1 Tbsp cold water
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil, to fry
  • Barker's New Zealand Sweet Chilli Relish, to serve
  • gluten-free hamburger rolls and salads of your choice, to serve

METHOD

  1. To make the patties, place half the lentils in a food processor. Add 1 egg and process until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add the remaining lentils, cottage cheese, spring onion, carrot, chilli and 1 1/2 cups of the breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper. Stir well to combine then form into 8 patties and transfer to a plate.
  3. Place flour into a shallow bowl. Whisk remaining egg in a separate shallow bowl with 1 tbsp cold water. Combine remaining breadcrumbs and walnuts in a separate bowl.
  4. Lightly coat each patty in flour, egg wash and finish with walnut breadcrumbs.
  5. Heat oil in a non-stick frypan over medium heat. In two batches, add 4 patties and cook for 5 mins each side until golden and heated through.
  6. Serve each patty on hamburger bun with salads and a generous spoonful of Sweet Chilli Relish.
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