Peanuts give anything they are added to a wonderful rich flavor, so you know for sure these patties are tremendously tasty. They are also very easy. If you are not allergic to peanuts, try them, we are sure you'll enjoy them!
1 cup peanuts, raw, shelled
1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
1 tomato, chunked
1 stalk celery, washed and sliced
1/2 cup red and green sweet peppers, cut in strips (you could use Anaheim peppers to substitute the green, membranes and seeds removed)
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
Salt to taste
3/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (you could make them at home with your own toasted bread, pulverized in a blender or food processor)
3/4 cup water
In a food processor or blender, process the peanuts, tomato, celery, carrot and peppers in just enough water to get a soft paste. Scrape into a bowl.
Add the rest of the ingredients and little bits of water, just enough to help them all combine smoothly. You are looking for a smooth soft dough, not runny at all.
Using an ice cream scoop or a large spoon, drop the mixture into a cookie sheet that has been barely oiled with olive oil, and bake at 350 º F until golden brown on both sides, turning them about every 5 minutes.
Or you can cook them in a heavy skillet barely "painted" with olive oil until golden brown on both sides.