Cauliflower & bean patties

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Cauliflower and bean patties (in English)
Burgers/Galettes de chou-fleur et d’haricots blancs (en français en train de faire)

Makes about 10-12 patties

3-4 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp cumin seeds
½ coriander powder
½ white onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped or crushed
2 small dried chillis, finely crushed
3o0g cauliflower florets, grated
200g of cooked white beans (cannelloni or haricots)
1 tbsp of fresh chopped coriander
1-2 tbsp water (for binding the patties)

In a large frying add 1 tbsp of olive oil, the dried spices, onion and garlic. Cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes until the onions and garlic start to soften.
Meanwhile in a food processor blend the beans thoroughly, then add the grated cauliflower. Mix everything together.
Then add the cauliflower and beans to the frying pan. Stir thoroughly and cook over a medium heat for a further 5 minutes.
Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and all it to cool. Then add the fresh coriander and mix again. Depending on how wet your mixture is, add between 2-3 tbsp of olive and 1-2 tbsp of water. To form the patties you need the mixture to be a bit wet.
Using a dessertspoon and your hands, roll the mixture into small patties and place on a plate. If you have the time refrigerate the patties for 1-2 hours before cooking.
You can cook the patties in a frying pan or on a baking tray in the oven.

Frying pan (cook in batches):
Add about 1 tbsp of olive oil (per batch) to a large frying pan and then add between 4-5 patties (depending on the size of your frying pan).
Cooking over a low-medium heat, cook on each side for 5-7 minutes to allow a crust to form. The patties are delicate so be careful when turning them over.

Baking tray (in the oven):
Cover a baking tray with baking paper and spread a thin layer of oil over the paper.
Place your patties on the tray and bake in a pre-heated oven (200 degrees) for about 25 minutes. Turn your patties over after about 20 minutes. As with the frying pan , be gentle with your patties as they are delicate.