January 19, 2009

Chickpea and Corn Patties

Sometimes I just crave vegetarian foods. As I sit here this morning, looking at this photo, I could dig right into another one of these....but I will contain myself! One of the hardest parts of being a "foodie" and a cook is leaving well enough alone. I admit, I'm having a harder time lately and therefore I have resorted back to my cooking light recipes.

I attended a boarding school in my high school years that served only vegetarian foods. My mom also made vegetarian meals at home, so for me this wasn't a horrible thing. I really crave some of these foods at times. Since last evening Grumpy wasn't particularly in the mood for anything I decided to make these Chickpea and Corn Patties. He promised me he would try them - he's good like that. He didn't care for these but I really liked them! Guess I know what I will be eating for lunch the next few days - but I certainly won't mind!


Chickpea and Corn Patties
Cooking Light Complete

2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1-1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears) (I just used canned corn - no fresh corn in the middle of winter here and no frozen corn in my freezer!)
1 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 (19 oz) can chickpeas, rinced and drained
1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
4 teaspoons cornmeal
cooking spray
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
1/4 cup bottled salsa
Thyme sprigs (optional)

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn, onion, and minced thyme. Saute 2 minutes. Place onion mixture, chickpeas, breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons cornmeal, salt and red pepper in a food processor. Pulse 8 times or until combined and chunky.

Divide chickpea mixture into 8 equal portions (I used a 1/4 cup measure and it worked out perfectly!), shaping each into 1/2 inch thick patty; dredge in cornmeal. Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add 4 patties; cook 5 minutes. Carefully turn patties over; cook 4 minutes or until golden. Repeat procedure with 1/2 teaspoon oil and remaining patties. Serve with fat-free sour cream and salsa. Garnish with thyme sprigs if desired. Yield: 4 servings (2 patties equals 1 serving), 1 tablespoon sour cream, and 1 tablespoon salsa.

261 calories, 5.7 grams fat, 6.1 grams fiber
WW points: 5

39 comments:

shellyfish said...

Oh these sound so good! I love stuff like this - and totally vegan, just need to sub non-dairy sour cream! Love it! Send me over a few?

Aparna said...

Delicious! Now this is my kind of food. :D

Cristine said...

Sounds delicious!!! Great photos, too!

Robin Sue said...

This looks so good to me! I love patties/cakes like this and can be a meal in itself or a wonderful side to a big meal. I will book mark this to make soon. Thanks for pointing out these great Cooking Light recipes!

Carrie said...

These look amazing! I'm definitely saving this for future use...

Jessie said...

You're making my mouth water! (And you know what a carnivore I am.) Yum!

+Jessie
a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

Priscilla said...

MM, YUm! I love chickpeas in hummus but I have never tried them in anything else...I should though!

Meg said...

I will definitely be trying these! They look amazing!

Bob said...

I'd try them, they look great. :)

Pam said...

I think they sound really tasty - the look pretty too. At least Grumpy tried it.

noble pig said...

Now this is a vegetarian meal I would love! Very nice and the sauce really makes them look appetizing.

CookiePie said...

Oh wow - those sound delicious!! I just described them to Mark and he asked when we're having them - I'm definitely going to try them!

Stephanie said...

I think it's fun to cook and eat vegetarian foods. Those patties look really good!

Bellini Valli said...

My dad was a vegetarian so we grew up having a variety just like you serve Grumpy.I would love these too!!

5 Star Foodie said...

Those cakes look great - I've never seen this combination and definitely have to try!

Reeni♥ said...

I know I would really, really like these. I'm a fan of all things chickpeas, yum!!

The Food Site said...

I've been making chicken patties, salmon patties, pork patties and looking at this, ahhhh...it is refreshing. May try this one day.
~Foong~

Michelle Cato said...

These look awesome for my daughters lunches!! Great idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

Linda said...

These sound great and I sent the recipe off to my vegetarian SIL. She will love these! Somuch better for her too that those Boca Burgers she eats!!

Debbie said...

These look very good. Never thought of these type of patties before.

Lisa said...

These really look wonderful. I bet the leftovers are great too.

J.Danger said...

I think that my husband would love these!

pigpigscorner said...

ooo delicious! Love the colours.

Elle said...

I love chickpeas and corn, so why not together? They look amazing!

HoneyB said...

Thanks for the comments everyone! I have to say these were BETTER today. I made them Saturday night. I think the patties had more flavor after sitting in my fridge a day and half! I also ended up leaving the sour cream off today and used more salsa. If your inclined to like this type of food, you will definitely like this patty so I encourage you to try it!

emily said...

Those patties look wonderful! Grumpy's loss is your gain for sure! I love anything that comes in an individual serving. Yum.

Best,
Emily
www.justeatfood.com

Katie said...

These look great and everyone needs to go meatless every once and a while my husband doesn't agree but I do it anyway!

Katypi said...

Now I just LOVE corn and chickpeas. I'd be willing to bet I'd really enjoy these. I'm going to put this on my to-do list. What else did you make to go along with these or are they intended to be a meal by themselves?

HoneyB said...

Emily- you bet his loss is my gain (sometimes in more ways than I want ;) hehe).

Katie - I don't always listen to Grumpy either...he's kinda gotten used to that though! If I started doing everything his way he would wonder what was wrong with me! Variety is the spice of life for sure!

Katypi, I didn't make anything else to go with them. It was a lazy night, Grumpy wasn't really hungry, and all I wanted was those patties! LOL You can make them a meal on their own served with a veggie or as a side to a meat dish, maybe a spicy meat dish...Yum!

Kiran said...

This looks like a great recipe will have to give it a go :)

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I just love how crunchy that looks!

pinkstripes said...

Ooh...those look really good. I love the color.

Tangled Noodle said...

These look so good but I can only admire from a distance - I have a reaction to chickpeas. Any possible substitute for it you can suggest b/c I'd love to try it!

Bunny said...

I have been down and out with a terrible cold Shelby and missed some of your posts, I have to go back and see what I missed! THese look so good!

Laura said...

I like vegetarian food just fine but I don't always have good luck with veggie patties. The cornmeal in these makes me think I should try these. :)

A vegetarian boarding school? Wild!

recipes2share said...

These look so good & remind me of falafel which I haven't made for so long, but love to eat at Chez Marianne in Paris.

lisaiscooking said...

These sound fantastic. I've made something similar with black beans before. And, I get vegetarian cravings too!

ranji said...

WOW!!what a delish...love love love this...corn and chickpeas combo is simply wonderful...i am going to make this..thanks for the recipe!!! :)

TBC said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It helped me discover your wonderful space!
Patties are a favorite in my home. I make a spiced up Indian version of these.:)

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