We were cooking sprouts (admittedly not the traditional way) so thoughts turned to chestnuts.
Looking through the larder we located a tin of chestnut puree.
As the sprouts just had a tiny bit of Quorn bacon for flavour we decided that a “meaty” dish would be good and decided to make some burgers.
They turned out delicious so here is the recipe.
Serves 8 burgers:
- 1 can chestnut puree (435 g)
- 1 egg
- 4 slices brown bread turned into breadcrumbs
- Smoked paprika
- Lemon zest
- Thinly sliced spring onions
- Salt and pepper
Put the puree in a bowl add all other ingredients and mix thoroughly (add a few more crumbs if the mixture is wet).
Put the mixture onto some clingfilm and wrap it around to make a sausage shape.
Chilling for an hour or so helps to keep it shape but if you in a rush you can slice it straight away.
Put the slices into a frying pan with some olive oil and brown them on both sides.
Put them in an ovenproof dish and bake them in the oven at 180 °C (350 °F) for 10 to 15 min.
These burgers can be eaten on their own or on a bun.
You could turn this into stuffing for pastries, or turn them into sausages.
Go on have a play, it will taste scrummy whatever you do!