Veggie Burger Bites

 

Highlights

These tasty burger patties are made of vegetables that are absolutely healthy for the children. This is an effective way for them to eat more vegetables without knowing. The more patties eat, the more nutrition they get.

Meal Type

Snack

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 table spoon soy sauce
  • 1 medium shallot
  • ½ celery stalk – diced
  • 1 large carrot – peeled and grated
  • ½ small leek – thinly sliced
  • 3 cremini mushrooms – diced
  • 1 garlic clove – crushed
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2/3 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of grated cheddar
  • salt and pepper
  • 5 tablespoons unseasoned dried bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons canola oil, for frying
  • Burger buns
  • Veggies – lettuce, tomato, mayo dressing

Instructions

Step 1. Saute 

Heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. Put in prepared vegetables and saute for 10 mins until  soft. Add the garlic, soy sauce and sugar then cook it for 1 minute more. Spread it on plate and let it cool.

Step 2. Chop

Once the veggies cool down, chop using either in a food processor or with a large knife.

Step 3. Mix

Transfer the vegetables in to a  large bowl and mix with the following:

  • 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan
  • Fresh bread crumbs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Cheddar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Step 4. Form Veggie Patties

Take tablespoonfuls of the mixture and squish into a patty shape.

Step 5. Prepare Breading Mix

To create a tasty breading mix

  • Mix together the dried bread crumbs and the remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmesan on a large plate.
  • Put the flour on a plate.
  • Use salt and pepper to taste.
  • Beat 1 egg in a bowl.

Step 6. Fry Away

Dip the patties in to the following on order:

  1. Flour
  2. Egg
  3. Roll in the bread crumbs & parmesan

Heat the canola oil in a large nonstick frying pan and cook the breaded patties for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until golden.

Step 7. Serve

Drain excess oil on paper towels and serve with warmed buns topped with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise for a complete burger experience.

More Fun Ideas and Expansions

Create your own DIY finger-food breakfast using these expanded fun ideas:

  • Experiment on different patty shapes to invite your kids to eat more veggies.
  • To create a star-shaped veggies nugget, you can use cookies cutter to shape the mixture and fry.
  • For veggies bites, roll teaspoonfuls into balls.

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