Thursday, 28 January 2010





This is a slightly modified version of one of Maggie's great vegetarian sausages / patties / rissoles recipes.

Please adjust everything as you go.... I actually didn't measure any of it.



Soak a cup of azuki beans and then cook them. Mash roughly.

Gently fry                          250gr diced tasty mushrooms

Add and cook a bit             2 cloves garlic

                                        1 Tbl cumin seeds, ground

Into a large bowl place       the cooked azuki beans, the cooked mushrooms mixture

                                       2 eggs

                                       100gr fresh breadcrumbs

                                       2 Tbl flour

                                       4 Tbl parsley

                                       2 tsp thyme

                                       1 cup grated tasty cheese

Form into whatever shape you like and fry.

Friday, 8 January 2010


A simpler meal you could not cook... What a stupid thing to say! You could just boil an egg or some corn cobs! OK, simpler meals exist but these are definitely the simplest patties you could cook.
Makes 7 patties:
imageSoak 1 cup mung beans overnight or overday, like I did.... They go a pretty light green, as in the photo.
Drain them then put them in a food processor with 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and a teaspoon of cumin.
Blend until pretty smoothish.
Scoop out and make into balls with your hands... they are so light and gorgeous to touch.image
Fry both sides until brown.
Pick up with your fingers and dip into what you fancy.... the recipe said sweet chilli sauce but I used a little plum sauce or just have them plain, with some Asian greens.
So there it is. They held together perfectly.... and tasted great and after the soaking, the total preparation time and cooking time combined was about 10 minutes!