The lemon chickpea patty that could ...

I apologize friends, but I'm probably going to neglect my personal anecdotes when it comes to week two of VeganMofo. The Chubby Vegan Clan packed up, hauled off and is spending a week-long vacation in Hilton Head.

So far we've gotten wild and crazy strolling on the boardwalk and chilling by the pool (the indoor one because it hasn't stopped raining since we got here, figures).

But fear not friends, I happened to cook up a few things before we left the Buckeye State and will be entertaining you with delicious lunches all week. And who knows, considering how anti-vegan this island is, we just might cook up some Chubby Vegan lunch, vacation-style.

Stay tuned.

Lemon Chickpea Patties (that can ... and do)
Serves (4-6)
2 15 oz cans chickpeas
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 TBS olive oil
Juice of one lemon & zest (use two lemons if you REALLY dig citrus)
Half a bunch of cilantro, diced
1/2 cup Tofutti sour cream
2 flaxseed eggs (2 TBS flaxseed and 3 TBS warm water, LET IT SIT)
Salt & pepper to taste

Smash up chickpeas (I don't like to blend or purify them, you want a lumpy, gritty texture), stir in sour cream, lemon juice, zest, olive oil, flaxseed eggs, cilantro, salt and pepper. Fold in panko bread crumbs and cornmeal.
Roll into a ball and squish down, forming smallish-sized patties.
In a skillet, warm a thin coating of oil on medium heat.
Once hot, cook each patty for 2-3 minutes on each side.
Let rest on a paper town for five minutes, then enjoy on a sandwich, in a pita or by itself!

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  1. This looks really good. It's almost lunchtime here and I'm wishing I had some

  2. great recipe! can't wait to try...

  3. These look lovely, thanks for sharing the recipe ;)

  4. Wow those sound seriously tasty.

  5. Those look AMAZING momma. I wonder what could be subbed for the cream cheese???

  6. Do you mean the sour cream? Tofutti sour cream is vegan and safe, but if you wanted you could try either vegenaise or vegan yogurt. Also, mashed potatoes would work, but the patties would be a bit heavier.

  7. This is a MUST TRY!!! I love chickpeas and lemon!!

  8. I'ma make this to bring to work for lunch! Thanks, Lady!

  9. WOAH. You had me at chickpea+lemon. Definitely going to make these. Thanks!