Posted Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 4:42 PM
(From McDougall Newsletter, Feb, 2008 ))
By Heather McDougall
These may be made ahead of time and then refrigerated or frozen until needed. We like these much better than the packaged ones!
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes, in batches
Servings: variable, makes about 12 3 inch patties
2 15 ounce cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup onion, chopped
1 8 ounce tub hummus (optional)
2 tablespoons flour
Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until well mixed. Place in a bowl. Drop by large spoonfuls into a non-stick griddle and flatten slightly with fingertips. Bake about 10-12 minutes on each side, turning several times, until golden brown. Remove to a platter to cool. They will firm up as they cool.
Hints: Be sure to look for hummus that does not have any added oil. If possible, look for hummus without added tahini to reduce the fat content even further. These may also be made without the hummus and they will still be delicious. Heather usually makes these about 2-3 inches across, sort of like a small burger.