Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 282: Berkeley Veggie Burger

I experimented tonight with a new recipe for the Berkeley Veggie Burger, which consists primarily of grated golden beets and brown rice, bound together with some panko and eggs. Here's a picture of the burger as prepared according to the exact recipe:

I made a few changes along the way, of course -- no chives, no cheese, and no mayonnaise-based sauce (yuck!). I also inadvertently left out the toasted walnuts (oops!), but Mr. E and I both put them on top of the burger for some extra flavor. We didn't have any arugula or fresh horseradish, so those items were also missing. We put on some additional dijon mustard and used the yummy kalamata olive bread from Safeway (see below) instead of "artisan" rolls, which gave the patties an extra savory kick.

These are definitely not a substitute for a traditional burger in either taste or texture, and you absolutely need to be fond of beets to enjoy this recipe, so that all worked out quite well for Mr. E and me for an interesting and different type of weeknight dinner.

And we even have 5 patties as leftovers to enjoy another time!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

And they are TASTY!!! Thanks, J for making such a treat for dinner. Keep experimenting!

9:52 AM  

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