Canned fava beans are found in mid-eastern food stores or in the import aisle of your supermarket, and are a bargain. Here is a quick and easy way to make low cost, high protein sausage patties from one can of fava beans. Serve for breakfast with eggs or for dinner with mashed potatoes.
Makes twelve 2-inch patties.
- 1-20 oz can large fava beans
- 1 c fine dry bread crumbs
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp granulated garlic
- 1/4 tsp dry marjoram
- 1/4 tsp dry oregano
- 1/4 tsp fennel seeds
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 2 large eggs
- 3 Tbsp olive oil (divided use)
- Rinse beans carefully in a colander and drain well.
- In a food processor, place the drained beans, bread crumbs, paprika, salt, red pepper, garlic, marjoram, oregano, fennel seeds, pepper, eggs and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil.
- Pulse about 10-12 times, or until uniform in texture but not entirely smooth.
- Remove and form into 2-inch patties with hands, or in a burger press brushed with water.
- In a large skillet on medium low heat, warm the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Fry 6 patties about 2-3 minutes per side, or until browned.
- Drain on clean toweling. Repeat with second batch.
- Serve hot with breakfast or dinner.
These patties can also be served cold in pita bread sandwiches with lettuce, onions, and tomatoes.