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Carrot Burgers...these are amazing


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These are the best burgers I think that I have ever had. You really can't judge this one on it's name. You MUST try these for yourself. I am a vegetarian, so I thikn that these are great. I made them for supper last night for my mom and I and she is a meat eater and said "I like these if not more, just as much as any meat burger I have ever had!" I was so excited...

This is why I must share this recipe with you.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Ready in: 30 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups diced carrots
  • 2 cups crushed cornflakes
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Hamburger buns

Directions:

Place carrots in a saucepan with a small amount of water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until tender; drain. In a bowl, combine carrots, cornflakes, eggs, celery, onion, salt, sugar and pepper; mix well. Form into six pattie. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook patties for 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Serve on buns if desired.

 

Reference

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I did make some alterations though. Instead of using two whole eggs I used 3 egg whites. I used 2 cups crushed crackers because I didn't have any cornflakes. As well, I accidentaly added the two tablespoons of oil to my egg whites. I realized afterwards that I wasn't supposed to do that, but they were excellent. I served them on Ciabatta buns, which are low cal and low in fat, each one being only 100 cals.

I hope that everyone who tries them enjoys them as much as I did!!

Happy Cooking :)

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Thanks for the recipe. They do sound good. I like black bean burgers from Morningstar Farms, so this sounds like it would be right up there.
By the way, I am a meat eater. ; )

~Maggie

Those Black Bean burgers sound good. I will have to try them!!

i have LOADS of carrots to use up. I was going to make carrot cakes (healthy ones! haha) - but maybe i will give these a go. thanks.

Sounds really yummy, I added it to my 'to try' list. But don`t you grate the carrots or mash them up at some point? It sounds pretty odd to have a burger-like pattie with carrot cubes inside..

thanks! i'm a reborn veg myself and i'm always looking for yummy stuff to try!

wow - this sounds great - my daughter and I arevegtarians, so this will be a nice addition to our collection of recipes.

It sounds like a very good recipe. I really wanna give it a try but why don't you cook the celery and the onion with the carrot? do you you mix them raw??

Original Post by ily51:

Sounds really yummy, I added it to my 'to try' list. But don`t you grate the carrots or mash them up at some point? It sounds pretty odd to have a burger-like pattie with carrot cubes inside..

 ha ha. The recipe did not specify, but I mashed up my carrots. You do just cut the celery and onion up really small and add them that way. You do not cook them!!

i dont think it would matter if you cooked the onions and celery.  maybe just want to saute though.  this would be great for those people who do not like a strong onion taste.

this is what i did and they were lovely:

makes 4

160g carrots, diced

1 clove of garlic
16g scallions (spring onions)
30g bran flakes
20g instant mash powder (potato flour?)
24g grated courgette
10g walnuts
12g semolina
pinches of: coriander, cumin, chilli, tumeric
1 egg and seasoning

boiled carrots for 5 mins with the garlic

while that cooks blitz bran flakes, walnuts and scallion

blitz carrots in food processor with the egg and then combine with the above plus the instant mash powder, spices, seasoning and grated courgette

shape into patties and then roll in semolina for crunchy coating

fry gently on either side with just a bit of 1 cal oil spray then bake for 15-20 mins

lovely! not very carroty tasting (strangely) but that might be because they were really spicy! came out at 101 cals per burger (made 4) - i had two for dinner with salad and potato wedges.

Original Post by bebe_66:

this is what i did and they were lovely:

makes 4

160g carrots, diced

1 clove of garlic
16g scallions (spring onions)
30g bran flakes
20g instant mash powder (potato flour?)
24g grated courgette
10g walnuts
12g semolina
pinches of: coriander, cumin, chilli, tumeric
1 egg and seasoning

boiled carrots for 5 mins with the garlic

while that cooks blitz bran flakes, walnuts and scallion

blitz carrots in food processor with the egg and then combine with the above plus the instant mash powder, spices, seasoning and grated courgette

shape into patties and then roll in semolina for crunchy coating

fry gently on either side with just a bit of 1 cal oil spray then bake for 15-20 mins

lovely! not very carroty tasting (strangely) but that might be because they were really spicy! came out at 101 cals per burger (made 4) - i had two for dinner with salad and potato wedges.

 that sounds good. Im not a big fan of onion or celery so I think these are more for me. What is courgette and semolina? I love spicy things too.

courgette is the UK term for what you would call a zuchinni (i think - long green cucumber like veg - haha) and semolina is a type of wheat grain - its crunchy when its dry but in England (traditionally) we make it into a milk pudding a bit like a porridge (oatmeal). i just patted the burgers on to some dry semolina to give it a crunchier outside - you could probably do a similar thing with dry couscous.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semolina

btw my measurements are a bit idiosyncratic - i was just measuring as what i had available so feel free to experiment with your own quantities.

bebe, I have wheat bran and almond meal. can i use any of these instead of the semolina?

i'm not sure... so long as it is small and hard and is gonna stay crunchy when baked i guess it would work. only one way to find out! 

it wouldn't matter if you didn't use the semolina or a substitute - it is only an extra to make them crunchier. it would work perfectly well without it.

these were ammmmazing! thank you for sharing the recipe!

wow, seems to be a fantastic recipe!Smile I'm going to make these for lunch tomorrow, but I'll use only the egg whites and I'll try to bake them in the microwave!

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