I checked to see what I had in the fridge. Lots of greens (chard, etc.), a couple of zucchinis and 2 large carrots that seem to be coming to the end of their days (a little spongy shall we say?)
I am all for NO FOOD WASTE-- use it or compost it, and we were hungry.
So, I googled CARROT BURGERS and actually came across a delicious recipe that also uses 1/4 C. of walnuts (meaning you don't have to go and buy a large bag-- you can buy yourself a small quantity from the health store bulk bin) and 1/2 C. Panko-- something I have never bought, but I did have some finely grated soda crackers sitting in a container in the fridge that I used in lieu of panko in some other recipe-- they work well for us. I didn't have fresh cilantro, but I did have some basil-- yes, I know they are not too similar-- not at all-- but it was a taste of herb we were after, right? And I had everything else right here available.
I stuck it all into the food processor, and presto, it was easy to make 4 good sized patties as called for in the recipe.
But I don't use oil to fry, and I prefer just sticking stuff in my toaster oven, if possible, so that is what I did.
And they turned out fine.
Go HERE to find this recipe. You can make some swaps for things that they call for that you like better or things that you have available, for things that you don't. Otherwise, the recipe is perfect, I think. Thanks to the people over at connoisseurusveg.com for this recipe! You might have time and energy to make up their spicy maple ketchup as well-- looks delish!