A Recipe With No Name


This recipe has no name because it is something I came up with off the top my head when I came home from work Friday night.  I worked late and had to be back to work early on Saturday morning.  I was starving but didn’t really want to cook or to wait for a sandwich to be delivered from Erbert’s and Gerbert’s.  A dilemma for sure.  I had some cooked quinoa, buckwheat and rolled grains in the fridge from a failed savory porridge recipe early in the week. The idea to make the grains into a patty serve them as a “burger” with fries jumped into my head and I just ran with it.  For a totally made up recipe, the patties turned out really well.  Next time I make them I am going to serve them with melted cheese and pickled onion on top.

If you all have any ideas of a name for this recipe, please let me know because calling it the recipe with no name is kind of sad.

The Recipe with No Name

2 cups left over cooked grains

6 green onions, chopped

1/2 cup shredded carrot

1 tsp salt

1 tsp basil

1/2 tsp thyme

1/2 tsp oregano

2 TBS flour

1 egg, lightly beaten

In a bowl, combine the grains, onions, carrots, salt, basil, thyme, oregano, egg and flour.  Mix everything until well blended.  Heat a a medium frying pan over medium heat.  Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan.  With a 1/4 cup measuring cup scoop a bunch of the grain mixture and gently pack it into the cup.  Gently, empty the cup into the pan. Repeat for three more patties.  Cook for 3-4 minutes and flip.  Cook another 3-4 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon oil and  repeat with remaining grain mixture. Serve.