The grand prize is a fantastic cookbook Quickies: Morning, Noon, and Night written by my good friend the super talented Denise Fletcher.
This year for Thanksgiving I had to get my vegetarian thinking cap on as this was the first veggie Thanksgiving for The Lawyer. I decided to go out of the box and make a lentil and sweet potato course. Which you can see pictured below in the top dish.
The final product was a coconut curried lentil and sweet potato potage. My guests were very enthusiastic about the course.
So when Saturday rolled around I wanted to get creative with my leftovers. Gotta play in the kitchen! I thought I'd take a chance and make the lentil and sweet potato potage into a veggie burger.
The method was down to finding the correct ratio of potage and binding agents. It ended up being for every 1 cup of potage, I added 4 tbs herbed breadcrumbs and 4 tbs of corn meal. Pulse together in the food processor and allow to come together for 1 hour in the fridge.
My wife found the burger to be satisfying and flavorful. She even thought it had a meaty mouth feel. I was a very happy cook. Just another example of how being a free spirit in the kitchen, and not being afraid to fail, allows for the most gratifying results.
By the way, if you do not like potatoes, this is not the post for you. Potato is prevalent throughout this slider.
The components of the sliders. Coconut curried lentil and sweet potato potage, corn meal, fresh breadcrumbs with thyme and marjoram.
Coconut Curried Lentil and Sweet Potato Slider Patty
That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!