Friday, September 18, 2009

Black Eyed Pea Potato Burgers and Date Loaf Cake

I was in the mood for burgers today. I had some black eyed peas that I wanted to use as well as leftover mashed potato from last night's dinner. I mashed the peas and combined them with the potato, along with chopped onions, garlic, red pepper, zucchini, jalapeno, grated carrots, bread crumbs, smoked paprika, cumin and all purpose seasoning. I baked them for 35-40 minutes in a 400 degree oven, flipping halfway. They came out so nice and flavorful, crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.

Served on a pita with lettuce and garlic-dill aioli.

For dessert, I made a date loaf cake that came out so moist. I used whole wheat flour and sucanat in place of the white flour and regular sugar. I use this recipe all the time and it always comes out perfect.


Oraphan said...

What a wonderful idea! You're using up your leftover and ingredients that you've on hand. I really love how you created such a delicious dish with low cost, I'm so impressed!!!

Date cake, YUMMY...looks so good!

Anonymous said...

The date cake sounds delicious! I looove dates. I may have to try that recipe.

Jamie said...

The burgers look great. do you have any idea how much mashed potatoes, black eyed peas, and breadcrumbs you used?

kmouse said...
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kmouse said...

I used a 14 oz. can of rinsed and drained black eyed peas, about 1 cup of mashed potatoes and 2-3 handfuls of breadcrumbs. They held together very well.

Jamie said...