There were some unused elements leftover from making the stuffed peppers (mentioned in my last post). I used them today along with a few additional ingredients to make patties. There was cooked rice and some of the seitan filling that wouldn’t fit into the peppers. To that I added freshly shredded carrot.
For no particular reason I decided to use chia seeds for a binder instead of an egg, so I poured boiling water over chia seeds and left them to soak.
For seasoning I added onion powder, garlic powder, red chili flakes, dried parsley, crushed celery seeds, crushed cumin seeds and just a little kosher salt because the leftovers had already been salted.
I then mixed in chickpea flour and the soaked chia seeds and let the mixture rest for several minutes.
After rolling the mixture into little balls I coated them with whole grain bread crumbs made from homemade bread.
I mashed the patties with a spatula in a heated skillet greased with olive oil. Should have straightened up the edges to make them pretty but I didn’t.
The patties weren’t held together by the chia seeds as well as hoped, but they tasted good anyway.
I topped the patties with leftover pumpkin seed / cilantro sauce.