XVX lentil burgers

240g cooked lentils (the equivalent of one tin, drained)
10 dried shiitake mushrooms
1 carrot
1 onion
1 clove of garlic
4 tbsp of the water used to rehydrate the mushrooms + some extra
6 to 8 tbsp wholemeal breadcrumbs
2 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp shoyu or tamari
a good pinch of salt
your favourite spices (I used a tiny bit of curry, paprika and kurkuma)

1. rehydrate the mushrooms for about 20 mins in boiled water
2. heat up a frying pan and in the meantime cut up the onion and carrot
3. add the oil to the pan and sauté the carrot, onion, garlic and mushrooms
4. when the carrot and onion are almost soft add the soya sauce and lentils. you may need to add a bit of extra water at this stage as it tends to dry quite quickly

5. then add your spices, sesame seeds and blend everything
6. once blended add the breadcrumbs and adjust the flavour by adding a bit more salt
7. shape into 4 patties and bake in the oven for about 15/20 mins at 180C. alternatively they can also be fried


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