Serves: 4; Prep: 15 mins; Cook: 23 minutes; Cals per portion: 417
These crispy nut burgers, mildly spiced with ginger, make a perfect midweek supper dish.
Ingredients: 1 lb/450g parsnips; 4oz / 125g cashew nuts; 6 tbsp/90ml vegetable oil; 1 onion, finely chopped; 2oz/50g breadcrumbs; 1 in /2.5cm cube fresh ginger, grated; salt and pepper
- Peel the parsnips and thinly slice. Place in a pan of water and bring to the boil, cook for 15 minutes or until tender.
- Meanwhile place cashew nuts in a blender and blend until finely chopped. Heat 1 tbsp / 15ml of the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion for 2 mins, until softened.
- Drain parsnips and mash well. Place in a bowl with 3/4 of the nuts, the onion, 1/2oz/15g of the breadcrumbs, the ginger and seasoning. Mix together remaining breadcrumbs and nuts. Divide parsnip mixture into 12 and shape into burgers. Roll in the breadcrumbs and nuts.
- Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan and fry the burgers for 2-3 minutes on each side. Drain on kitchen paper and serve with a salad.