Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"Look Ma--No Grains!" Lentil Balls and Split Pea Fritters

Not a speck of flour used in these recipes!

Lentil Balls
2 c. cooked lentils
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves
3 T. chopped parsley
1 t. ground cumin
1/2 t. ground coriander
1/2 t. baking powder
1 tomato, chopped
water as needed

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend. Add a little extra water if required. Roll into balls, and pan fry until heated through.

Split Pea Fritters (needs 24 hr. lead time to soak peas)
1 c. dried split peas, soaked overnight--drain, and add to:

2 onions, finely chopped
2 red chilies, finely chopped
1 t. ground turmeric
oil for frying

Put all ingredients except oil into food processor and blend to paste consistency. Form into golf ball-sized balls and flatten slightly to 1/2" thickness. Heat oil to 350, the drop the fritters one at a time and fry until golden brown on all sides. Do this in batches. Drain, and serve as accompaniment to soups or main course dishes. Serves 4-6.

Both these recipes feature foods from the Food Stamp Challenge cheat sheet and the Cheap Eating With Cost Per Serving list.


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