COURGETTE AND MUSHROOM BURGER WITH SWEET POTATO WEDGES
Prep time about 30 mins Cooking time 45 mins Serves 4
2 cups grated, firm courgette 2 large eggs 30g chopped flat-leaf parsley 30g chopped fresh dill 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint 1 onion, finely chopped 4 tbsp firm feta cheese, rinsed ½ cup grated mild white cheese ⅔ cup cake flour 3 large sweet potatoes Olive oil, as required 4 large, brown mushrooms 2 tsp soy sauce 1 garlic clove, crushed 4 large wholewheat buns Alfalfa sprouts, to serve
Place courgette in a colander and sprinkle a little salt over it. Allow to stand over the sink for 10 minutes, then squeeze out any excess moisture. Place in a bowl and add eggs, herbs, onion and cheeses. Season with black pepper. Mix well and gradually fold in the flour until well combined. Refrigerate the mixture for 5-10 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Cut sweet potatoes into wedges and place in a bowl. Drizzle olive oil over and season well with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and arrange on a roasting tray. Roast for about 20 minutes, then toss to prevent sticking and roast for another 25 minutes. Place mushrooms on a baking tray and season with salt and pepper. Combine 4 tbsp olive oil, soy sauce and crushed garlic, and drizzle over the mushrooms. Grill mushrooms for about 10 minutes until they are cooked through and juicy. Remove from the oven and set aside. Heat some olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Use a metal ring mould to help shape the patties. Place the ring in the pan and fill it with the courgette mixture, pressing down lightly with the back of a spoon to compact it. Making sure the patties don’t touch each other, fry each side for about 4-5 minutes, until golden brown. Place on paper towels to drain. Lightly toast the cut side of the burger buns in a dry frying pan. Butter the bottom half of the bun if desired. Place the courgette patty on the bun, cover with a mushroom and sprinkle a few sprouts over, then top with the remaining half of the bun. Serve with the sweet potato wedges on the side.