Veggie Burgers as prepared by Chef Elle
1/2 c. mushrooms (thinly sliced)
1/2 c. eggplant (grilled)
1 medium red bell pepper (grilled, chopped)
1 1/3 c. breadcrumbs
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
1 T parsley (chopped)
1 green onion (chopped)
sharp knife, whisk, skillet
Combine eggs and breadcrumbs. To that, add other ingredients and gently incorporate. Form into petite patties. Place on platter and cover with plastic film. Refrigerate for at least twenty minutes.
Place skillet over medium-high heat. Add grapeseed oil to cover surface and allow burgers to cook 2-3 minutes per side. Dress with your favorite condiments and serve (yields ten bite-size burgers) To accommodate a larger crowd, simply double or triple the ingredients.
Easy solutions: Make your own breadcrumbs. Place day-old bread in food processor and pulse to desired consistency. Store in an airtight container or zip bag. As always, Chef Elle uses fresh, organic ingredients. And for quality assurance and optimal results, Chef Elle suggests following the recipes as written, using the products mentioned.
Live At 9 Cooking segment sponsored by Double Door Marketing and Whole Foods Market.
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