These are delicious as is, or topped with a sauce or with sauteed onion rings and red and green peppers, as a side dish for potatoes,
baked yams or just as the filling for a hearty sandwich!
3 slices whole wheat bread
1 cup oats (quick)
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup cornmeal
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup sliced almonds (raw)
1 medium onion
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
Salt to taste
3 tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1 tsp. coriander, ground
1 tsp. cumin, ground
1/2 cup red and green sweet peppers strips
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
1 cup water
In a bowl, soak the bread in 1/2 cup water, adding the oats, until they are soft and mushy (but not runny.)
In a blender, process the almonds, the tomato, the onion, and the peppers with the rest of the water, until you have a paste.
Scrape into the same bowl where the bread and the oats are, incorporate the rest of the ingredients, blending well so that you will have a soft dough, not too wet, not too dry. Form patties when a large kitchen spoon and drop them into a skillet, barely "painted" with olive oil. Cook until golden brown on one side, (about 10 minutes), check to see if they are done, if not, leave them for 5 more minutes,
then, flip with a spatula, and cook on the other until golden brown.
Yield: Approx. 10 medium patties, less if you make large burgers