Ok, I’m guilty, in these ten years in the U.S. never had made these Green Bean patties… the horror! They are so classic in Chile. The problem is that my favorites are cauliflower and my husband hates it, so I erase it from my mind. Now, they are back, and I hope they will stay on the weekly menu, these are delicious. My daughter saw them when I was cooking and asked if I was making veggie burgers and agree to try them! As you can see is a relatively simple recipe, you can add chopped chives or green onions and change the whole wheat flour for regular flour.
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Green Beans Patties
- 800 grams of green beans,
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup grated cheese optional
- oil, salt, and pepper
- chopped green onions or chives, optional
- Wash beans and pat dry. Cut the ends and chop lengthwise (french style). Boil salted water in a pot. Add the beans and cook for 3 minutes, or al dente. Drain and place in a bowl with ice water to set the color and stop the cooking. Leave 5 minutes and drain.
- In a bowl place cooked beans, flour, eggs, cheese and green onions if using, salt and pepper. Stir with a fork or hands until well blended.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat, if you throw water droplets, they should dance and evaporate almost immediately. Reduce heat to medium. Add one tablespoon olive oil, and place a generous scoop of green bean mixture in the pan, forming patties and cook for 5 minutes. Turn and cook 5 minutes more.
- Remove to a plate lined with paper towels and continue with the rest of the mixture.
- Serve hot or at room temperature.