Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Meatless Dinner

I try to do a couple of meatless or vegetarian meals each week. A lot of people take part in Meatless Monday, an organized effort designed to help people reduce the consumption of meat and saturated fat. My meat free days don't really have to do with reducing fat they are more about just having variety and balance in my diet and they don't always end up on a Monday but this dinner did. So winner winner Meatless Monday dinner.

I've experimented with bean patties before but this one was by far the best...

Shelly's Chick Pea Fritters

1 Yellow Onion, diced
2 Green Onions, diced
1 (15 oz.) can Chickpeas (Garbanzos), rinsed & drained
Contents of 1 head of Roasted Garlic (How to Roast Garlic)
1 Egg, beaten
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
2 Tablespoons Multigrain Pancake Mix
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/4 teaspoon Greek Seasoning (in spice aisle)
a few twists of Black Pepper

Saute onions till golden. Add garlic and chickpeas and cook a few minutes till chickpeas are slightly golden. Set aside to cool.

Add all ingredients to a mini food processor and pulse till chopped fine but not pureed.

Using an ice cream scoop or a 1/4 cup measure form into patties. Slightly press down. Place in a non-stick pan that has been sprayed with Pam. Cook on low to medium heat till browned on one side about 5 minutes. Flip, pat down slightly and cook till browned on other side about 5 minutes.

I served it with a Cucumber Salad. Tossed with a dollop of Greek Yogurt, sort of Tzatziki-ish.

More Eggface Meatless Dinners:

My Bites (crustless quiches)
Shelly's Savory Garbanzo Bean Crepes
Shelly's Pastaless Manicotti
Shelly's Grilled Veggie Lasagna
Shelly's Red, White & Green Lasagna
Shelly's Alfredo Cabbage Rolls
Shelly's Savory Pesto Pancakes
Shelly's Squash Artichoke Pesto Bake
Shelly's Broccoli Fritters
Shelly's Roasted Veggie Tortilla Pizza

are all also great on nights you want to go meatless.

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6 comments:

Chucky said...

These look absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing.

Di said...

Mmmmm.....chickpeas! Thanks for a great dinner idea! I am all about meatless protein. Makes for a happy tummy!

Gastric Kitty said...

That looks soooo good! I will definitely be trying that some time.

I have always been a huge fan of Meatless Mondays. I always get their emails.

-Gastric Kitty

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I'll have to add another can of chick peas to the grocery list (to complement the 2 I buy every week to roast... love me some crispy, salty roasted chick pea goodness! This recipe looks and sounds divine!

Amber said...

I soaked some chickpeas last night and didn't know what I would do with them. Now I know! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the idea. I made these this weekend and they were FABULOUS. I varied them by trying PAM, Wesson oil, and butter for cooking. Pam is the best because it stayed truer to the flavor. Frying in butter gave a crispier outer layer and a bit more crunch and people thought they were tastier, but you looks a lot of the flavor from the ingredients.