Red Lentil Burgers
This recipe is always a winner in my cooking classes and will transform a lentil skeptic into a supporter.
1.5 Cups of Red Lentils
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
3 carrots/small sweet potato diced
1 onion diced
3 cloves of garlic
1 handful of cilantro
1 teaspoon of lemon zest
1 cup oat bran (covered in boiling water)
1 tablespoon kosher salt
Fresh ground pepper
2 teaspoons cumin
Sprinkle cayenne pepper to taste
1. Chop vegetables and herbs and prepare the oat bran. Put the lentils and vegetables into a pot and cover with water.
2. Cook 5-10 minutes until the vegetables are soft. Strain the mixture well and pour into a mixing bowl.
3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes while you heat the oil.
4. Bake the mixture in a kugel or fry as patties in the olive oil until golden brown on both sides.