I LOVE edamame. A few nights ago I was staring at these green, shelled beans in the freezer, wondering just what to do with them. I usually mix them in with pasta or quinoa. Sometimes I snack on them solo. But that night, I wanted something different. I figured, treat them like any other bean, right? Why not edamame burgers? Some of the burgers got a little squirrely on me and decided to crumble. So patties it is.

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Edamame Patties

16oz bag frozen, shelled edamame

1/2 cup onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, chopped

2 slices stale bread  (or 1 cup croutons or 1/4 cup bread crumbs)

2 TBS flax meal mixed with 2TBS water (or 1 egg)

1 TBS fresh ginger, minced

2 TBS olive oil

1-2 TBS low sodium soy sauce

Salt and Pepper to taste

– Over medium heat, saute onion, garlic and ginger in 1 TBS oil for about 5-7 minutes. Season lightly with salt and pepper. 

– Add the edamame and soy sauce and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

– In a food processor, pulse the bread or croutons into bread crumbs (or don’t if you’re starting out with bread crumbs). Add the edamame mixture and flax (or egg) and pulse until well combined. Don’t process it so much that it looks like hummus – some edamamae chunks are okay.

– Heat a a flat pan over medium heat again, with 1 TBS oil. Grab a handful of edamame mix and shape into patties. Cook each patty on both sides for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown.

Nutrition Per Patty:

92 Calories, 2g fat, 10g carbs, 2g fiber, 7g protein

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Use this as the protein portion of your meal – it’s great for a meat free dish. Soy gives you the same great protein found in animal products, but without all the saturated fat. It also packs some solid disease fighting isoflavones.

STAY TUNED FOR THE RECIPE TO THIS DELICIOUS TAHINI SAUCE!

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Looking for some more edamame recipes? Try these!

 

BOWTIE PASTA WITH EDAMAME PUREE

ZESTY PENNE WITH SWISS CHARD AND EDAMAME

 

COCONUT-CHIMICHURRI ORZO & QUINOA

 

VIETNAMESE NOODLE SOUP

BLACK BEAN EDAMAME SALAD

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