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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Oat and Pepita Patties with Tahini Gravy

Not proud of this photo - note to self: flash photography and food do not mix! But the patties themselves were really tasty. There would have been a photo retake, but the leftovers were gone before the camera was ready :) These were in place of a veggie burger - my omni husband loves when we have veggie burgers and potato salad. I am trying to move away from the bun and this burger seemed to be okay to eat on its own to him. My son also picked it up and inhaled it which he never does with food so I consider this a big win in our house!


1 cup raw pepitas
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups shredded carrots
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 green onion (whites and greens), scliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp Braggs
3/4 to 1 cup hot water

Add first 6 ingredients to food processor fitted with the "S" blade and pulse to a rough chop (so that the patties have some texture.)
Transfer to a large bowl and add Braggs, then slowly start adding water. Start with 3/4 cup, and add more if needed. The mixture should be thick and not runny. If you add too much water, add some more oats to thicken the mix.
Scoop out about 1/3 cup of mixture and form into patty shape, place on an oiled baking sheet.
Form patties with the remaining mix, then bake at 400 for about 8 minutes until golden brown.
Flip and bake an additional 5 minutes.
Makes approx 10 patties.

For the gravy:
In a blender, combine 1/3 cup tahini, juice of one lemon, 1 clove of garlic and whiz. Stir in some chopped chives then pour over patties, or make smaller patties, and use this as a dipping sauce.

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