I am on deadline for a few work projects and the baby is teething, so I am going to keep this one short and share a recipe and also a quote in honor of Maker Faire at the White House today:
“The only way to predict the future is to create it.”
This quote is credited to many different people online and I’m not sure where I first heard it, but I believe it was on a radio station in Charleston that was fundraising to stay on the air. I am pretty sure it was an alt rock station so the quote was a little grandiose for their purposes, but it is a good one to remember when things are in limbo. Like, say, when you live in a one bedroom apartment in super-expensive DC with a five month old who is almost mobile and you are trying to figure out where to move. (True story. To be continued…).
The third ice cream of the month will be posted here on Saturday. Until then, go create something, whether it is the future or just dinner.
White Bean Sliders
As with many bean burgers, these sliders are pretty soft in texture, therefore they work better as sliders than regular-size burgers—there is more crispy edge to enjoy.
For the burgers:
1 can cannellini or white kidney beans
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 tsp. cumin (add more if you are a big fan of cumin)
1/2 carrot finely shredded
2 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
Swirl of Sriracha sauce to taste
2 Tbsp. minced parsley or cilantro
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
Canola oil for cooking
Any toppings you have on hand. My faves: lettuce, pepper jack cheese, avocado, radishes, sliced sweet peppers and/or tomato, mayo
Drain and rinse the white beans. Place in a medium bowl and mash the beans. (I like to use the beaters from my mixer rather than a potato masher because the fit into the curves of the bowl.) Stir in the remaining ingredients and shape into slider-size patties, pressing the patties together firmly. Add a little canola oil to a nonstick skillet. The meatless patties will be soft, so handle them gently when placing in the pan and flipping. Add 3 to 4 patties at a time and cook 4 to 5 minutes per side. Cool slightly and sprinkle with salt before serving. Serve on buns with toppings.