Wednesday, February 17, 2010

You'll Be Pleasantly Surprised

Sprouted Lentil Burgers

3 Cups Sprouted lentils (I used french lentils)
3-4 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 onion diced
1 cup dry bread crumbs
2 Tblsp olive oil

Blanch lentils in boiling water for 30 seconds, drain.  Pulse blanched lentils, eggs, salt, and onion in food processor.  Put lentil mixture in bowl and add bread crumbs, let sit for a few minutes to let the juices absorb.  Heat oil over medium low heat and carefully form patties and place in pan.  Brown for 10 minutes (it helps to cover with a lid, too).  Flip and brown on other side for 7 minutes.  Top with your favorite burger toppings.

*To sprout lentils or any beans.  Soak in mason jar with cheese cloth screwed on the top--8 hours or overnight.  Drain and set jar on side in window sill.  Rinse 2-3 times daily for three or four days until you see little green leaves appear after the white sprout appears.

[adapted from Heidi Swanson's Recipe]


Hawke said...

I have so many lentils. I will have to try this!

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Trainer Momma said...

Jordan -- THIS LOOKS AMAZING. I will be making these ASAP. I cannot wait!

Emily said...

Wow. Amazing. I'm easy to please but these completely blew me away. Totally worth the sprouting time. I had no idea how much the sprouted lentils expanded...I have a ton of little bitty sprouts. Which is a very good thing because I'm planning on making these a lot this week.

Thanks Jordan!

Strollerblader said...

Is this 3 cups of lentils *before* you sprout them, or 3 cups measured *after* they've sprouted? If it's 3 cups *sfter* sprouting, do you have any idea how much lentils I should sprout to get 3 cups sprouted?

Sarah Katherine said...

These were great!

Keep the healthy recipes coming Jordan.

Jordan said...

It is 1/4 cup PRE-SPROUTED lentils. Sorry about that.