Lentil and Amaranth Patties with Baked Sweet Potato Fries with an Avocado Dipping Sauce

I saw a recipe for these patties on Pinterest and I was enticed. Who doesn’t like patties? Well, I decided to bake mine in a muffin tin because I wanted to save some calories. This recipe makes a lot, definitely next time I will cut down the amounts of the ingredients.

I thought it would be fun to make oven baked fries to go along with the patties. Any excuse to whip out my Veggetti!

I try not to eat ketchup because most commercial ketchups have an insane amount of sugar in them. I really like avocados and sweet potatoes together, so I decided to make a simple avocado dipping sauce for the fries!

Dinner

Lentil and Amaranth Patties Ingredients:

  • 1 cup red lentils
  • ½ cup amaranth
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax + 3 Tbsp water
  • 4 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ cup corn meal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • some sliced black olives
  • salt and ground pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Mix the ground flax and water in a small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to thicken.
  2. Add red lentils and amaranth in a pot. Cover with 3 cups water and boil for 15 minutes. Strain any excess water.
  3. Place all ingredients into a food processor and turn it on. If the composition is too moist, add more cornmeal.
  4. Grease up a muffin tip and fill it cup half way with the mixture.
  5. Bake in a 400 degrees fahrenheit oven for 30 minutes.

Notes:

I ended up having a bunch of batter left over and I definitely needed to add more salt. So, for fun I added more salt to the rest of the mixture, and cooked it in my waffle iron. I liked the waffle versions better than the baked!

Baked Sweet Potato Fries Ingredients:

  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes, spiralized
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • a dash of cayenne
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Bring a big pot of water to boil.
  3. Boil the potatoes for 2 minutes. Drain and place on some towels to dry.
  4. Mix all the other ingredients in a boil.
  5. Add the potatoes and stir until they are all coated.
  6. Dump the potatoes on to a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes, flipping periodically.

Notes:

My fries did not come out exactly how I wanted. They tasted great but my Veggetti cut the potatoes too small for my taste.

Avocado Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 a lime
  • 2 cloves roasted garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Mash the avocado in a bowl.
  2. Add the garlic cloves and mash them too.
  3. Add the lime juice and stir it into the mixture.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.

 

 

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