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plantain burger


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Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total: 60 minutes

Servings: 6


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Step 1

Add the olive oil to a skillet on medium heat.

Step 2

Saute the onion and garlic until it is soft and translucent then set aside.

Step 3

Place the cooked plantain in a medium sized bowl then use a fork or potato masher to crush the plantain into a soft puree.

Step 4

Transfer the plantain to a food processor with a fitted S blade.

Step 5

Now add the chickpeas along with the cooked onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, carrot, red pepper flakes, thyme, ground coriander, parsley, paprika, black pepper, chilli and pink salt.

Step 6

Pulse the chickpeas so it is almost soft with a few chunky pieces of chickpeas.

Step 7

Once done, do a taste test of the vegetable burger mixture and adjust the seasoning if required. The overall mixture should be slightly sticky NOT WET. If it is too wet then add more breadcrumbs, 1 tbsp at a time.

Step 8

Form the mixture into equal sized balls (you should get about 4-8 ) depending on the size.

Step 9

Roll each ball in the palm of your hands then press down to form a disc shape and repeat the above step with the rest of the balls.

Step 10

Place the patties on a non stick tray then place in the freezer for up to an hour.

Step 11

Preheat the air fryer basket for 5 minutes.

Step 12

Place a non stick liner (if you have them in the basket then lightly coat it with oil

Step 13

Place the patties in the basket (you may need to do this in batches).

Step 14

Brush the sides and top with olive oil.

Step 15

Air fry the burgers at 180c/356f for 14-16 minutes turning over half way through then coating the top side with more oil.

Step 16

Preheat the oven 190c/37c5/gas mark 5

Step 17

Lined a baking tray with parchment paper and lightly grease it with some olive oil

Step 18

Place the patties on the greased paper then brush the sides and tops with oil

Step 19

Oven bake the burgers for roughly 30 minutes or until they become slightly golden

Step 20

Turn them over half way through and lightly coat the tops with oil

Step 21

Preheat a medium sized skillet/frying pan with enough oil to cover the surface.

Step 22

Fry each side for a few minutes per side, moving the pan from side to side and basting the patties with oil to ensure it is completely cooked through.