A Happy Little Experiment; Gluten-Free Chickpea and Celeriac Burgers
I will revisit this as a proper recipe in the future but for now I wanted to share with you my little experiment. I am off to a new Kundalini yoga class this evening so needed a quick, easy and early dinner. Sweet potato chips were already on the menu. The question was what to add?
My mind started to think about a burger, a non meat burger. Almost an alien concept to me until very recently and I have to say after trying my first in a local resturant that previously I’ve enjoyed veggie dishes in, I knew a tastier alternative must exist.
I did a cursory Google of veggie burger and up popped the an array of chickpea, onion, flour and egg recipes. I didn’t have any eggs in and don’t usually add flour to my meat burgers so I thought I’d improvise. So I roasted 1 x can of chickpeas in olive oil, added some left over roasted celeriac I had in the fridge (approx. 4 large chunks) and added a generous glug of olive oil. I then blitzed it all together with an electric hand blender until it was well mixed but still had texture (i.e. not a smooth pure/paste). I then seasoned with salt and pepper and added a couple of table spoons of corriandar.
Finally I made into two generous patties and fried for 5 mins on each side.I then topped the burgers with fired halloumi. The end result was good. I will however experiment a little by adding egg and onion to the mix before I come back to this as a proper recipe and look at what could work well as side dish(es). But I wanted to share the concept in the mean time. And ask if anyone has any favourite tried and tested delicious veggie burger GF recipe? Thanks.
2 Responses to “A Happy Little Experiment; Gluten-Free Chickpea and Celeriac Burgers”
Love the idea of this – did the taste of the celeriac come through?
Yes, it did. I think the secret was using roasted celeriac.