Sweet Potato Lentil Patties

Baked sweet potato, brown lentils, bread crumbs, curry powder, sautéed onion and garlic come together to form the perfect veggie patty. 

The addition of sweet potatoes gives these patties a touch of sweetness, in contrast to the savoury lentils. Use for burgers, or on their own, these patties would be divine for sliders or alongside a salad for lunch. 

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The lentils pack a protein, fiber, magnesium and iron punch, making for happy hormones. They're crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, just like a healthy indulgent veggie patty should be

I topped mine with vegan tzaztiki, fresh dill and sesame seeds.

Ingredients:

1 medium sweet potato, peeled 

1 can lentils, drained and rinsed

1/2 yellow onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

olive oil

2/3 cup bread crumbs, separated

1/3 cup flour

1 tsp ground ginger

salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp curry powder

to serve: sesame seeds, tzatziki, arugula

Method:

Preheat oven to 190C (400F)

Rinse, peel and chop sweet potato, and bake until soft (about 25 mins)

Meanwhile, sauté onion and garlic with 1 tbsp olive oil until light brown. Set aside.

Once sweet potatoes are soft, mash in large bowl, add lentils and mash until few chunks remain.

Fold in 1/3 cup bread crumbs and 1/3 cup flour

Add 1 tsp ground ginger, salt and pepper, 1 tsp curry powder

Fold in sautéed onions and garlic.

Heat a pan with plenty of olive oil, cover patties in bread crumbs, and sauté about 5 mins on each side or until brown. 

Top with sesame seeds, tahini and fresh dill on a bed of arugula.