I had already decided to make some veggie cakes/patties and was wondering what might be good to go with it, when my son brought home 2 large zucchini squash from one of our neighbors.
Here is the result.
|Mung Bean Patties with Moroccan Spices served on shredded Squash and Harissa.|
Cook the Mung Beans in salted water (soak them over night) until soft and then drain into a bowl so you can use the liquid in a soup afterwards. Once cooked, they have a pale, unappetizing color, so the addition of other veggies will brighten things up a bit.
Once dry, I add the spices, grated and shredded veggies (your choice), then add some salt to bring out the liquid. Add enough Garbanzo/Chickpea flour to bind, and then form into patties with your hands. The size of the pattie is your choice, but smaller will hold together better in the pan.
I used a bit of the flour to help form them and to stop them sticking.
Shallow fry in the oil of your choice until golden brown on both sides. If you have to do them in batches, transfer them onto a paper towel lined dish and pop them in the oven until ready to serve.
The next step requires you have a Mandolin.
No, not one of these....
One of these
Cut the squash into 6" pieces, cut in half and remove any soft mush and seeds.
Select the fine shred blade, and without removing any fingers or knuckles, slide the squash length ways until you get spaghetti like filaments.
You can add any other veggies you have on hand, or just toss in olive oil with some shredded Beet Greens or Swiss Shard. Garlic, Pepper, whole spice seeds or seasonings such as Lea & Perrins or Soy Sauce can also be added.
Whatever takes your fancy really.
Once the Squash is done, make a bed of it on the plate and add the patties straight from the oven. Garnish with a bit of shredded carrot, and Harissa and serve immediately.
Any spicy wine will do to go with it. I used Viognier.
It is easy, cheap and very nutritious. It almost makes me want to go Vegan.