This purple sweet potato burger patty was created based on a taste that I like, smoky with lots of sweetness from onion and basil leaves. Added walnut and black sesame seeds to make my mum happy, she always worries that I don’t get enough nutrients by going meatless. But hey look, my recipe is packed with real food, no space for fillers like breadcrumbs or flour! Pan frying these patties will require a bit of tender loving care as I only add a beaten egg to hold the ingredients together.
As I made this through trial and error, I don’t have an exact recipe for this. To recreate this, I will probably be referring to the following photos and estimate the proportion of ingredients by eyeballing. I did not come up with this recipe from scratch though. Other than having a rough idea how I want my burger to taste, I referred to one of my favorite recipe sites, Minimalist Baker , for some ideas on creating this delicious looking sweet potato burger patty.
Purple Sweet Potato Burger Patty, A Rough Guide
In a food processor, blitz a handful of walnuts and about 1/4 yellow onion.
Add this to steamed and mashed sweet purple potatoes (from 2 medium size ones), a tablespoon of black sesame seeds, a handful of sweet basil leaves, chopped, an half a tablespoon of sweet paprika.
Stir to mix well. Depending on how moist the sweet potato is, the patty at this stage will be on the dry side.
Slowly add beaten egg and stop just before the patty mixture becomes too wet to be molded.
You should be able to shape the patty by hand to look like this:
In a preheated skillet, add some cooking oil. Gently place the patties on the skillet and fry till both sides are cooked.
To assemble and serve, I added lettuce,
sliced red capsicum,
cheddar cheese, and grilled portobello mushroom,
between 2 burger buns. Eat immediately.
More meatless vegetarian patty ideas, try out:
// this made with black bean,
// this vegan version with chickpeas and sweet corn,
// my favorite protein, bbq tofu patty,
// another “red meat”-looking patty, using beetroot.