Mexican Lentil Burgers with Curly Fries & Coleslaw

Burger Recipe by Zoe Jameson and Alisha Benn

Ingredients 

  • Half a can of Lentils 
  • 1 Carrot 
  • 1 Stick of Celery 
  • 1 Onion 
  • ½ teaspoon of Paprika 
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin 
  • ½ teaspoon of chilli powder 
  • ½ teaspoon of curry powder 
  • Half an Egg 
  • 1/3 cup of Breadcrumbs 
  • Pinch of flour  
  • Lettuce 
  • Tomato 
  • Cucumber 
  • Barbeque sauce 
  • Brioche Burger buns 
  • Cheese – swiss 

Method

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees 
  • First, Drain the lentils in a sieve until all the watery juice is gone. 
  • Blitz Lentils in blender 
  • Chop Carrot, Celery and Onion. Then blitz. 
  • Fry the blitzed veggies in a frying pan with oil. Cook until golden brown 
  • Add the spices for flavour.  
  • Take off heat after the veggies has turned golden brown. 
  • Mix veggies into lentils, fold continuously until mixed well. 
  • Add half an egg to the Lentil mix. Keep on folding until the egg is all mixed in 
  • Gradually add breadcrumbs until the mixture is not wet when you touch it. 
  • Reheat the pan that you used before on high heat. With oil. 
  • Fry patty until it is cooked all the way through, make sure its golden and smells good 
  • While that is frying, chop the Tomato, Cucumber and lettuce so they are ready for assembling. 
  • Assemble Burger 
  • Enjoy.  

How to make Curly Fries

Ingredients

  • Canola oil 
  • 2 Potatoes 
  • ½ cup of Flour 
  • 2 Tbps Paprika 
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper 
  • 1 tsp onion powder 
  • 2 tsp sea salt 
  • 1 cup water 

Method

  1. Add flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder and sea salt in a large bowl. Whisk together until mixed  
  1. Add water to the mixture and whisk again. 
  1. Chop potatoes into sticks, unless you have the machine that can make the potatoes curly. 
  1. Dip the potatoes into the sauce, toss until they are fully covered. 
  1. Deep-fry potatoes in a pan with oil, or a deep fryer 
  1. Strain when golden brown and cooked all the way through. 
  1. Serve with the sauce of your choice. 
  1. Enjoy 

Coleslaw Recipe

Ingredients

  • ½ cabbaged shredded (approximately) 
  • 1 medium carrot, grated 
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped 
  • 3-4 tablespoons of mayo 
  • 1 teaspoon of honey mustard 
  • ½ tablespoon of vinegar 
  • ½ tablespoon of lemon juice 
  • Salt & pepper to taste. 

Method

  1. Add mayo, lemon juice, vinegar, honey mustard and salt & pepper to a bowl. 
  1. Whisk together until smooth 
  1. In a separate bowl, add the cabbage, one grated carrot and spring onions.  
  1. Toss until evenly mixed. 
  1. Pour the mayo mixture onto the cabbage mixture. 
  1. Toss until the mayo has covered almost everything.  
  1. Cover with glad wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours for the best result. 
  1. Serve next to the chips 
  1. Enjoy.