Cannelini bean burgers

Cannellini Bean Burgers:

2 tins of cannellini beans
1 large shallot or small onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped, or pressed through a garlic press
2 small red chillies (or less!), deseeded and finely chopped
1 beaten egg
75g grated cheese
Salt and pepper
Breadcrumbs for coating

1. Drain and rinse the beans, then mash them, either with a potato masher or in the food processor
2. Warm a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan, then add the shallot or onion, garlic and chillies and cook until they are soft and the onion is very pale gold
3. Tip them into the mashed beans, then stir in the egg and the cheese
4. Season with salt and pepper
5. Leave the mixture to coo, by with time it should be a stiffish paste

6. Roll the bean mixture into 8 balls, then flatten them slightly into burger shapes (it helps if your hands are slightly damp)

7. Dip the burgers into the bread crumbs until coated (at this stage the burgers can be frozen)

8. Pour a thin layer of oil into the pan you fried the shallots in and warm until it starts to sizzle. Then fry the burgers for 4-5 mins on each side until golden

This quantity serves 4 people

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