Sunday, March 29, 2009
How about a really good burger?
Oat Tofu Burger:
Oats really lend themselves well to giving a meatless burger consistency.
You will need: (for about 10 burgers)
1 package tofu = 1 pound
½ cup steel cut oats - pour 2 cups boiling hot water over them and let sit until absorbed - about 1/2 hour
1 onion - minced
1 cup carrots - minced
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 egg (optional - vegans just omit or replace with a tablespoon wheat germ)
1 tsp oregano, marjoram, basil or a combination
2 tablespoons oil
1. Set up oats and meanwhile drain the tofu and crumble with your hands in a bowl - chop and add all other ingredients and shape into 10 burgers. For them to hold together well it helps to refrigerate them for half an hour especially if you don’t want to use the egg.
2. Brown your burgers in the oil and serve or store in the fridge for later. They are quite delicious eaten cold.