In honor of Burns Night, and the celebration of the famed Scottish poet, Robert Burns, may I present to you ‘Neeps and Tatties Patties’…
An authentic Burns Night Supper includes whisky, haggis, Neeps and Tatties (Potatoes and Turnips). However, my family are taking a different approach tonight and going with a ‘Veggie Burger’ with mashed turnip, sweet potato and oats; a really tasty and nutritious alternative to haggis! I think even Rabbie himself would agree it’s a great substitution… so Cheers to you Rabbie (and we will be raising our glass tonight in your honor)
…and, let me say, there’s no substitution for Scotch ‘whisky’ so please, rest easy in your grave tonight… we get it…
Here is the recipe….
Neep’s and Tattie’s Patties (Vegetable burgers with Oats, Turnips and Sweet Potatoes)
- ¾ Lbs sweet potatoes (cut in half lengthwise)
- ¾ lbs small turnips (cut in half lengthwise)
- 1 cup quick oats (1 minute oats)
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 2 cups of cooked black beans (mashed a little)
- 1 large shallot (finely diced)
- ½ cup mixed fresh herbs (parsley, cilantro, chives)
- 1 tsp natural sea salt
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- Dash of hot sauce
- semolina flour (about ¼ cup to roll Patties)
- Coconut oil (about 3 Tbsp to sauté)
How to make them
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and place cut sweet potatoes and Rutabaga’s flesh side down. Roast for about 35-40 minutes or until soft. Set aside to cool and then remove the skin from flesh.
- To make the patties in a large bowl combine the sweet potatoes, rutabaga, cooked black beans, shallots, mixed herbs, salt, pepper, paprika, hot sauce and cumin. Use a potato masher to evenly incorporate all the ingredients together.
- Process the large oats slightly in the food process and then add to the mixture stirring to combine and thicken the patties.
- Divide the mixture into 8 round balls and then flatten to create a disk shape. Dip each patty in to semolina flour.
- Add coconut oil to the pan and begin to cook the burgers in batches 3-4 minutes each side adding more oil as needed. The patties should have a brown crust.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
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Scottish hugs xxxx
Judith the Irish foodie