Free Healthy Recipe - Toddlers Lentil Patties
Dairy free, Low fat, Low sugar
These lentil patties are very tasty and dead easy to make. The lentils are high in protein and together mixed with breadcrumbs, make a complete protein. A good alternative to meat, especially if your toddler is fussy with meat.
1½ cups red lentils, rinsed well
½ cup onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 tablespoons tomato paste with no added salt
2½ cups wholemeal breadcrumbs
In a medium saucepan, add lentils, stock and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. The olive oil with help reduce foam build up when lentils are cooking. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer and cover with a lid. Cook for 15 minutes or until lentils are cooked.
In a small saucepan, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil and sauté onions on a very low heat for 10 minutes. Add this to the cooked lentils along with the tomato paste. Cook for a further 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add breadcrumbs. Mix to combine. With wet hands, shape into 5-6cm patties that are 1˝ -2cm thick.
To cook, lightly oil a frypan and cook patties until golden on each side.
Serve with steamed rice and vegetables or make a burger with salad and your favourite sauce.
Freeze any uncooked patties separating them with baking paper as you store them.
Makes 18 servings
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