So, unless you’ve never visited this blog before, you know that the husband and I have a toddler. He’s n
1 large sweet potato
ow 18 months old, and a lot of fun. Mealtimes can be interesting, and for the
1 cup red lentils
4oz cheddar cheese
2 carrots grated
1 egg beaten
1 cup Breadcrumbs
Add any or all of these to taste:
Add the lentils to a saucepan and cover with 2 cups of water.
(2 cups for every 1 cup of lentils if you are doubling)
Bring to the boil and simmer until softened
(water will absorb, and lentils will lose the bright red colour).
Peel and dice the sweet potatoes and cook until softened.
Add the sweet potato and lentils to a large bowl, set aside and allow to cool.
Once cooled, preheat oven to 400F.
Add the carrot, cheddar, egg and some breadcrumbs to the sweet potato and lentils and mix thoroughly.
Season with herbs and spices of your choosing.
Form into mini sized patties, or bites. (
You can roll them in breadcrumbs at this point if you wish)
I just use a cookie scoop, but have also used pastry bag to pipe “bite” sized ones onto the baking tray
(way more work than necessary, but look adorable)
Spray olive oil
(or brush on, whatever, I’m not going to judge you for not having a misto sprayer)
on a baking tray.
Bake in the oven until golden – about 20 minutes.
Serve immediately, or flash freeze for later use.