This is just so I can jot this recipe down.

Tonight we made a very very good hybrid between veggie burgers and falafel, totally a keeper, and totally cheap. Roughly 40 cents' worth of brown lentils made enough for four people. The most expensive things were probably the fresh mint and dill.

Just like with burgers, the best thing about falafel is the fixins, so tonight we made a bunch of quick accoutrements: saffron-yogurt-mint sauce; a garlicky tahini-pomegranate molasses sauce; cucumbers with dill and lemon juice, and caramelized onions.


lentil fritters.


1 cup caramelized onions

3 cups cooked brown lentils (cooked until al dente, about 15 minutes)
1 cup whole wheat cracker crumbs/melba toasts
2 eggs
2 tbsp butter, softened, or oil
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp ground cumin
red pepper flakes

Mash lentils a bit with potato masher. Add cracker crumbs and spices, then add eggs. Adjust seasoning. Shape into patties or balls and fry in a bit of oil.

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