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Nut Cutlets Recipe
A popular dish with vegetarians, and if this recipe is followed will satisfy carnivores as well. I egg can be mixed in if you need a more stable texture - say for a barbecue.
- Suitable for Vegetarians
- Suitable for Vegans
1 medium-sized Onion, peeled and finely-chopped
1 medium clove of Garlic. peeled and finely chopped
1 oz/30gr Butter (dairy-free cooking spread for vegans)
8 oz/250gr Mixed Nuts – these can be cashews, peanuts, walnuts (a variety makes the flavour more interesting)
4 oz/120gr fresh Wholemeal Bread, made into breadcrumbs, in liquidiser/processor see below
½ pint Vegetable Stock (we find that made with Knorr or Marigold the best)
2 teaspoons (10ml) Yeast extract
1 teaspoon (5ml) dried Herbes de Provence or Mixed Herbs – try the excellent mixture from www.gourmetherbs.co.uk (containing both green anise & lavender) if using the former
Salt and freshly-ground Black Pepper to taste.
1 medium egg, lightly-beaten (optional)
A further 4 oz/120gr fresh breadcrumbs (wholemeal if possible) made in a food processor
2 tablespoons (30ml) Sunflower Oil – for frying
Equipment needed: a liquidiser or food processor
- Gently melt the butter in a saucepan and sweat the onions and garlic until they're transparent but not brown
- Grind the nuts in a liquidiser/food processor, blend them in with the breadcrumbs and onion mixture.
- Heat the stock and yeast extract to boiling point, add the herbs to this, then mix in in with the nut and breadcrumb mixture.
- Allow to cool a little then taste for seasoning. You may not need much salt, this will depend on the saltiness of your stock, but pepper adds interest. If you wish to make the cutlets more manageable now is the time to mix in the egg.
- Form the mixture into 6 burger-shaped patties, then lightly coat these in the 2nd batch of breadcrumbs.
- Chill the cutlets in the fridge for a while (a minimum of 30 minutes) to firm up.
- To cook: If frying, heat the sunflower oil in a deep frying pan and fry the cutlets for 3 minutes on each side, or until they're golden. Alternatively they can be barbecued.
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Mon 3rd February 2014 by Mike Howitt
What did you like about the Recipe?
Good and easily available ingredients.
What did you not like about the Recipe?
The Method mentions ....the onion and garlic... but there is no mention of garlic in the Ingredients - now corrected!
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