vegetarian patties /loaf
please bear in mind that i am a 'little bit of this, little bit of that' type of cook.
take one cup of red lentils, pick over, wash, and let them soak while you prepare the rest of the recipe.
meanwhile: fry one onion in a small amount of oil (i grate the onion bec some people are such babies about onions...)
if your dd likes other vegetables you can add them to the onion (celery, mushroom, carrot).
let them fry for about 10 minutes, stirring occassionally, on med. flame. then add 2 cups of water, spices (black pepper, garlic, cumin, but no salt) and bring to a boil. add the lentils plus one grated sweet potato. bring to second boil , lower flame, and then cover and let it cook till most of the water is absorbed (takes about 20-30 minutes). the mixture will turn a brownish-orange color. let it cool, then add some bread crumbs. at this point i usually refrigerate till the next day. the mixture should be stiff.
for patties: beat one egg in one bowl. pour about 1/2 cup of bread crumbs and 1/2 cup of cornmeal into another bowl (or just cornmeal or just bread crumbs). make patties, dip in egg then bread crumbs and then fry or bake on oiled pan till golden. you can freeze these.
for loaf: add one egg to mixture and turn into oiled bread pan, sprinkle cornmeal on top (optional), and bake for about 40 -60 minutes till golden. slice. can also be frozen.
finely chop the following veg:
1-2 onions, 1/4- 1/2 kilo of mushrooms, 2-3 celery stalks, 1-2 carrots. heat 1 tablespoon of oil and add the veg, cook for about 10 minutes, stirring. let cool. add 2 eggs, and about 1 cup of finely chopped almonds (you should check with your doctor if it's ok to give your child nuts - in israel we can buy very finely chopped nuts that are like flour). add salt, pepper, bread crumbs. pour into greased pan and bake. freezes well. can serve hot or cold.