Sometimes, recipes just happen. You have something going and the recipe flows just right. Oatties are so named because the main ingredient is, you guessed it, oats! They are very easy to make and heavy on the flavor (yeah, that's our trademark!) You can put these together in a jiffy. If you have guests and are planning to grill some veggies, these would be a perfect addition to the meal. Only, we suggest that you use a grill pan to cook them. They will have the delicious and pretty grill marks that will enhance the appeal and the flavor. use them to go with just about anything. Enjoy!
2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup parsley
1 tomato, seeded and cut in chunks
1 celery stalk, washed and sliced
1 red onion, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup sweet red and green pepper strips
1/2 tsp. to 1 tsp. garlic (depending on whether you are a big garlic lover or not, adjust to preference)
1/2 cup bread crumbs
Salt to taste
1/2 cup sesame seeds, raw
1 cup all purpose flour
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
3 Tbsp. sweet paprika flour
1 large potato
1 cup water
1 Tbsp. olive oil + more for cooking
1 tsp. dried sweet basil
1/2 tsp. cumin
In a medium bowl, soak the oats in 1/2 cup of water until the oats are soft. Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender with the rest of the water, process the carrot, parsley, tomato, celery, peppers, onion and sesame seeds until smooth. Scrape into the bowl where you have soaked the oats.
Add the rest of the ingredients and combine everything well. Form your patties.
Drop them into a hot skillet barely "painted" with olive oil and cook them until they are golden brown on both sides.
Yield: Approx. 15 (medium size, more if smaller, less if larger)
Note- The Oatties of our photo were cooked as the recipe indicates, then, they were sliced into long pieces and dropped in homemade spaghetti sauce till they absorbed the liquid (oh, roughly some 10 to 15 minutes) and then served with yellow potatoes. You can serve them with your favorite sauces or gravies.
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