Beetroot and Halloumi patties
Easy and versatile vegetarian patties
Here is a simple recipe for vegetarian steaks that can be used for many different dishes. I've used these patties in butter-fried sourdough sandwiches with pickled chanterelles and red onions (in the main picture) but also used them with rice and tzaziki or as burgers (double patties as shown in the picture was a bit too much, but 2 smaller burgers were perfect). I have also used the patties for a vegetarian version of "pan steak with onions", which has received its own recipe.
The patties are very easy to make as you just cook them in the oven - no frying in a frying pan or anything else. If you use a food processor, it is even easier and faster. I used a food processor to grate both the cheese and the beets, but still cut the beets into slightly smaller pieces which turned out well.
I used a fairly large beetroot weighing close to 250g after peeling and cleaning it. However, they can differ a lot in size, so please try to keep track of how much they weigh instead of the number. A LITTLE variation in weight will not spoil the result, however.
The recipe makes 8 patties, so I reckon that one portion is 2 patties.
It is perfectly possible to make the patties in advance and keep them in the fridge for a few days to just fry them in butter a little quickly before serving.
* The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using the ingredients available in the database. Info will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
- Set the oven to 250°C.
- Peel and coarsely grate the beetroot.
- Grate the cheese coarsely.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir until all ingredients are evenly distributed in the batter.
- Shape 8 patties and place on a baking tray covered with baking paper.
- Cook in the middle of the oven, 15-20 minutes. Turn them over halfway through. I tried firing up the grill element in the last few minutes and thought it turned out pretty well, but it's not something that is necessary.
- Serve e.g. with boiled rice, tzatziki and salad.