Walnut Oatmeal Patties

We eat almost no meat, haven't ever. I will eat a small amount of meat at times if we go out to eat, but never pork.
Melissa was talking to me today about how she has no idea on how to cook meat, even chicken and Melanie is the same way. Its just not been part of our diet. My son in laws just have to live meatless lives at home since the girls don't cook meat.
Today I made a recipe that was in a cookbook I used in 7th grade, called Chefs and Cookettes , which I think was written primarily for students just learning to cook vegetarian, which means the recipes are easy to make. These patties are easy to make and always tastes great. If you are vegan you can use an egg substitute and soy milk where it calls for milk. I think the original recipe called for cream, but I have never used cream.
These patties can be served in burger buns or just as an Entree.

Walnut Oatmeal Patties
3/4 c. walnut or pecans ground
1 small onion diced
1 cup quick oatmeal
2 eggs unbeaten
4 T milk
1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups water
2 t. vegex or Savorex (found in health food stores)

1. Mix all ingredients except last two. Stir well.
2. Mold into patties; ( I let them set for a few minutes before molding them) brown on both sides in a slightly oiled skillet.
3 Make broth of water and vegex. Pour over patties in the skillet and simmer for 30 minutes on top of the stove or in the oven, turning occasionally. ( my note, use boiling water so the vegex melts easily and does not cause a mess when adding it to the hot pan)
Makes 6 patties

the chapter illustration from my old school cookbook
the patties after they have been all cooked


Unknown said…
It is so nice to find a place to go for the good vegan recipes from the 70's. I was one of those flower children and remember when life was so simple just living off the land in peace with all creatures.Good health and happiness to you!!!!
The Mum said…
Is this an old SDA booklet? I have friends who have given me a similar recipe, but theirs has more liquid in it and was much harder to form patties with (too sloppy). I think I will adapt it using your recipe - because though mine were falling apart, they were delicious!
Unknown said…
I finally got around to making these and wish I had made them sooner, they are wonderful. Thank you

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