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Meatless Monday with Vegan Lentil-Stuffed Potato Cakes

Welcome to the Miratel blog and to our Meatless Monday vegan recipe share. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment

Everybody – even vegans – love good pocket food. Something you can eat in your hand that ticks all the boxes of a fast, satisfying meal. A good example is today’s Vegan Lentil-Stuffed Potato Cakes recipe except it goes on step further and ticks the box for healthy. According to the chef who created this great recipe, “Golden brown potato patties, when bitten into, reveal a delicious and textural mix of mushroom and lentils, and they are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the taste buds. With a good amount of wholesome carbs, and the protein duo of potatoes and lentils, these are ready to fuel you for any meal of the day, and as on-the-go bites.” Thank you to Maya Sozer of Power Vegan Meals for this amazing recipe which came to us via the always inspiring One Green Planet.

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CAKES:Vegan Lentil Stuffed Potato Cakes

  • 10 medium gold potatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt
  • 1 cup potato starch, plus more for dusting

FOR THE STUFFING:

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4-ounces shiitake mushrooms
  • 3⁄4 cup dried green lentils (preferably French lentils), cooked
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Coconut oil for panfrying

PREPARATION

  1. In a large pot, combine the potatoes, the bay leaf, some salt and 7 cups of water and boil until the potatoes are tender. Check them with a fork to make sure they are soft inside. When done, rinse the potatoes under cold water; the skins should peel off easily. Mash the potatoes until smooth, add the potato starch and stir to form a dough. If the dough feels too sticky to shape, add more potato starch.
  2. To prepare the stuffing, heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, stir and cook for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes. Finally, add the lentils, and salt and pepper to taste and cook for 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. To form the cakes, take about 3 tablespoons of the dough in your hand and press it into your palm. Place a spoonful of stuffing over the dough, close it by folding it over and shape into a round disk. Heat a thin layer of coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the potato cakes on both sides until they develop a golden brown crust, about 4 minutes per side.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.

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