Lentil Fritter Pitas With Red Cabbage Slaw

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Lentil Fritter Pitas With Red Cabbage Slaw
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Sat, 08-18-2012 - 8:24am
Lentil Fritter Pitas With Red Cabbage Slaw

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Serves 4Hands-On Time: 30mTotal Time: 30m

Ingredients
Directions
  1. In a food processor, puree 1 can of the lentils with the cilantro, parsley, garlic, and cumin until nearly smooth. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the bread crumbs, the remaining can of lentils, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Form into sixteen ½-inch-thick patties.
  2. In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon, lightly mash the cabbage with the lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of the oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and black pepper; set aside. In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, crushed red pepper, and ¼ cup water.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of the remaining oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in 2 batches, cook the patties until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side, adding the remaining tablespoon of oil to the skillet for the second batch.
  4. Dividing evenly, top each pita with the patties, cabbage mixture, yogurt sauce, and the additional cilantro and crushed red pepper.
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Tue, 08-21-2012 - 4:53pm

This sounds like it would be easy to adapt into black bean burritos.  Anything that doesn't splatter oil in a kitchen with no exhaust fan is a good thing.

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Registered: 01-31-2001
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 10:06pm
Definitely. Black beans could easily be substituted.
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