Bread filler – time saver.

vegan chickpea patty/burger

I rarely blog about packed lunch food mainly because I can’t manage to get a photo of the food at this time of the day or in the morning. It is quite sad as I think you would have loved some of them.

I usually make chickpea patties in advance and freeze them ‘raw’ until I need them. I then just deep fry or bake them when I need to. No need to defrost. It’s a real time saver when you need a bread filler. And it’s a change from store bought burgers and sausages.
You can have this patty with some salad leaves. I actually wanted a bit of mushrooms and greens. So, I had some Mushroom and Pak Choi Stir Fry as well in the bread.

Ingredients (4-6 patties):

1 can of chick peas (drained) or 250g boiled
1 large potato, boiled
1 red onion finely chopped
Bunch of fresh thyme leaves (scrape leaves from twigs) or just use dried thyme
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon minced garlic and ginger
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
½ cup cornflour (for coating)
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil (for deep frying or baking)

  • Mash the chickpeas with the potatoes.
  • Add the chopped onions, thyme, minced garlic, ginger and 1 tablespoon flour.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix well.
  • If you are baking these, preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  • Mix the paprika with cornflour.
  • Make small balls with the dough. Make sure they are tight, otherwise they might disintegrate when frying.
  • Roll in cornflour.
  • Flatten to make small patties.
  • For baking, coat each patty with some oil and place in oven for about 20 minutes.
  • Or deep fry in hot oil.
  • Drain on absorbent kitchen paper. Allow to cool before placing in bread rolls.

Add your favourite sauces!

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  • Usha
    September 18, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    This sounds lovely…will give this a try…

  • shelby
    September 18, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    I LOVE anything with chickpeas in it and these would be perfect for school! I must give them a try soon =)

  • Hannah
    September 19, 2008 at 2:24 am

    Chickpeas are the best! These sound great, and so easy to make too.

  • jessy
    September 19, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    oh my goodness! these sound sooo good! and you’re right – perfect for lunches! i like that they’re so versatile you can top them with pretty much anything you like! thanks for the recipe! hoooooooooooooray for yummies! 😀

  • seitanismymotor
    September 19, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Your lunch looks pretty delicious :)<BR/>Awesome idea to freeze the patties raw!<BR/><BR/>P.S I moved my blog to wordpress, please come and visit me 🙂

  • Daks
    September 20, 2008 at 1:55 am

    seems yummy 🙂

  • The Cooking Lady
    September 22, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    I am a sandwich tramp. I am exposing my daughter to burgers I grew up with, but we are vegetizing(I made that word up) them, so we are trying a new burger each week for the next three weeks.

  • Alice (in Veganland)
    September 28, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    I am all about fast lunches, so a big thank you from me!

  • VeganCowGirl
    September 29, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Looks fantastic – how about if you make my lunch for tomorrow??? <BR/><BR/>I am jealous of your lunch box! 🙂

  • DJ
    October 5, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    These look so delicious, I love anything with chickpeas and mushrooms so this looks delish!

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