Friday, July 31, 2009

Veggie Patties

My love of burgers is no joke. Grill them, fry them, fast food, gourmet, or homemade, I will cherish it and enjoy every bite. I'm still on my quest to use up everything in the fridge before we go to the beach and seriously trying to cut back on the fatty foods during this final week before heading south. Don't let the bacon fool you, I still enjoy my vegetables and I have nothing against veggie burgers except for the name, it's not a burger, it's a patty. Burger implies some form of ground meat, no? Back me up here, people. I digress, my main issue with most veggie patties you buy prepackaged is that they always really odd things mixed in (anyone care for some disodium guanylate or methyl cellulose?). I also really don't like it when they have rice, but that's a separate story. I decided to use up the last of the zucchini as the main component of my patties, the only rule I set for myself was that I wasn't allowed to open any new food items or packages, only use things taking up space, I think this proves that when it comes to foods like this, you can improvise any which way you please and anything goes.  

Veggie Patties
- 2 finely grated zucchinis 
- a handful of frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- a handful of frozen peas, thawed but not squeezed
- 5 mushroom sliced into thin sticks
- 3 eggs
- a handful (literally, hand in bag and grab) of shredded mozzarella cheese
- couple spoons of flour

I was really hoping to shred some carrots in there and throw in a handful of corn, but my dad pickled all the carrots and the only corn we had was an unopened frozen bag. I was also too lazy to cut any onions. I mixed all the ingredients together and seasoned with the following: salt, pepper, paprika, and cinnamon. I then fried them in a little bit of olive oil. Originally, I didn't put in any flour, but the first few wouldn't hold together so I mixed in a few spoons to thicken it up and they held together beautifully. I also cooked some bacon in the oven while I was doing this. I had to. Bacon makes me happy. I used a little bit of fat free sour cream instead of mayonnaise, added some sliced tomato and hot sauce, and made myself a fantastic sandwich. 


  1. I love the mix of a veggie *patty* and bacon....classic!

    You know what REALLY irks me? ....when they label items like Veggie Chicken Nuggets or Veggie Spareribs....WTF? It makes no sense. I mean, I get that they want you to know what they're trying to make it similar to but can't they do better?

  2. I lobe veggie burgers! They are so good! Can't wait to try these!