These Garden Patties are very easy to make and truly tasty. They go well as a side dish with just about anything and could be slip into buns for a quick and delicious sandwich! Serve as is or topped with your favorite sauce.
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 large carrot
1 large tomato
1 large potato
1 stalk celery
1/2 cup sweet red and green peppers, cut into strips
1 medium onion
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
4 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste
1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil + a little bit extra
Wash and peel the carrot and the potato. Wash the celery and the tomato, cut all of them into chunks. Wash the peppers and cut them into strips, measure 1/2 cup of both red and green.
Take half of the water and pour into a small bowl, add the oats and soak them until they are soft.
Pour th rest of the water into a blender or food processor and process the carrot, the potato, the tomato and the celery with the pepper strips until you have a smooth paste.
Scrape into a bowl and add the oats and the rest of the ingredients, mixing well until you have a soft mixture that is not runny.
Form patties, and cook in a hot skillet, barely "painted" with olive oil to prevent sticking. Turn when set and continue cooking till both sides are golden brown.
Yield: Approximately 1 dozen, depending on the size you make them.