This recipe is perfect for a light and super easy lunch with this oatmeal mini patties. I know it’s a very simple recipe, but my mom always used to make this and it’s one of those things she just created out of the blue and that I loved, and when I moved out 11 years ago I could cook to survive but I started missing the care she put in the food she prepared for me. So I started asking her advice to recreate the food I had at home and these oatmeal patties are just one of my favorite things. Initially this recipe featured a potato as well but I tried to remove it to make it even lighter and it worked, so I keep re-doing this. This is a weekly meal staple because it’s super easy to make, it’s quick and it’s also easy to eat (it’s a perfect meal for when I am working at the hospital and I have 5 minutes to eat!).
I usually eat them with a couple of teaspoons of tahini paste + lemon + water (1 tbsp tahini, juice of 1/2 lemon, 3 tbsp water is the ratio) and some fresh veggies.
(Makes ~ 7 small patties)
200g Rolled oats
200 ml warm soy milk
1 tsp salt (or to taste)
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp dry tarragon (or fresh if you happen to have some!)
1-Soak the oats in warm soy milk and leave for a few hours. Using warm milk makes the process easier, otherwise soak overnight. The oats should have soaked all the milk and look “fluffy”. If you feel that it’s too dry or too liquid, add either a tbsp of soy milk or of oats at a time.
2- Then, season: add the tarragon, the turmeric, smoked paprika, nutmeg, white pepper and salt.
3-Preheat oven at 200 C, static.
4-Wet your hands and carefully shape the patties on a baking tray covered with baking paper, helping yourself by pouring some dry oats. The mixture is quite liquid, it has to be solid just enough for the patty not to spread on the baking tray, but the oven will do the rest, consolidating them, without having to add any tofu or potato. (If you fear this potentially temperamental mixture, just add a mashed potato).
Bake at 200 C for approximately 20 minutes.
The patties will be ready when they will come off easily from the baking tray , you want them to have a bit of a crunchy bite but be soft inside enough to soak up the sauce well . They are so enjoyable I promise!