The cold front has finally hit Milan! I wasn’t completely prepared for it, so I suffered a bit, but tomorrow I’ll take out and finally use my super-cute hat I bought at Forever 21!
I especially love it worn like this
But! I’m here to talk burger patties, and that I shall do!
I love bean burgers: they almost always turn out awesome with little effort.
Except if you use lentils…terrible idea, they don’t bind at all.
Anyways, I was recently on the search for a recipe that had a more complex taste to it; I stumbled upon this recipe that featured adzuki beans and sun dried tomatoes burgers and instantly knew that was the combination I was looking for. And since I had a ton of potatoes that needed to go, I thought it would be fun to incorporate those as well!
The final result? excellent!
Potato Adzuki Patties with Sundried Tomatoes
makes aprox 7-8 large patties
1 1/2 cup dried adzuki beans
3 1/2 cup diced potatoes
2-3 garlic cloves
1 1/2 tsp olive oil
19 sun-dried tomato halves, chopped
1 tbsp oregano
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp paprika
2 tbsp + 1/8 tsp salt
Cook the adzuki beans in boiling water for 1 hour or until tender. Cook the potatoes in salty water ( use the 2 tbsp) for aprox 30 minutes or until tender.
Chop the onion and mince the garlic, place in a pan with the oil and sauté for 5-10 minutes on low until tender and translucent.
When beans and potatoes are ready drain and place in mixing bowl.
Mash with potato masher or fork, add onion and garlic, chopped tomatoes and spices.
fill a dish with bread crumbs, form patties with your hands and cover them with the crumbs.
You can now choose between two cooking methods:
1. Cook in oven: set oven to broil on 350 F. Place patties on parchment paper and cook in the oven as close as you can to the oven top for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, flipping them halfway.
2. Cook on stove: cook in an oiled pan for 5-7 minutes on medium or until golden brown flipping halfway.
As most other bean burgers these are very delicate, so be careful flipping them, unless you don’t mind a crumbled one…they all end up like that anyways 😉