After trying the millet patties at Angelica Kitchen last week, I knew that I had to make them at home. I was thrilled when I was browsing through the Spring section of the Clean Food cookbook and came across these:
Millet Black Bean Patties with Corn - score!
I have seen so many recipes including Millet lately, so I was curious about the health benefits.
Millet is a tasty grain that has a mildly sweet, nut-like flavor. It is nearly 15 percent protein, and is rich in fiber, B-complex vitamins, essential amino acids, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. The magnesium in millet can help to reduce the severity of asthma, the frequency of migraines, lower high blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack. Millet is non-glutinous, and is not acid forming, so it is soothing and easy to digest.
I followed the recipe exactly, and the patties came out perfect! The mixture was delicious, and the patties actually stayed as patties when cooked (unlike my other veggie burger variations I have made!). It was nice to try a grain that I do not cook with a lot.
I sauteed the onion, corn, black bean and spice mixture until soft and warm.
I could have eaten the mix just like this! But, I added the cooked millet instead – and cornstarch to make it easier to mold into patties.
This made 15 patties for me, even though the recipe says it will make 10! I cooked 5 patties as suggested – fried on each side in a little olive oil over medium heat. They were deeply browned on each side.
I baked the other 10 patties in the oven at 375°F for 20 minutes (10 on each side). They came out great as well – now as browned, but still a little crunch on the outside with a soft patty on the inside (and healthier without the extra oil!).
Lot’s of leftovers for the week – yum!
I served our Millet Patties with a salad and homemade pita chips.
Salad with arugula, raisins, sweet curry sprouted sunflower seeds, feta cheese and a homemade dressing of olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper.
And, a mocktail with seltzer, pomegranate juice and lime. I needed a change from water!
Give these patties a try, they are great! The recipe makes a lot, which makes it great for a crowd or for plenty of leftovers. I am planning on freezing about 1/2 of the leftovers to keep for quick lunches and dinners when I am in a pinch.