Step 1: Ingredients.
1/2 - Cup old fashion oats. (we used 5 minute oats for this demo).
1/2 - Cup onion extra finely chopped.
2 - cups cooked lentils.
Spices and etcetera are optional.
Cooking oil for frying.
Step 2: The lentils.
Threw the lentils in a heavy pot and covered with water. (no pre-soak.)
Put stove on high heat and bring to a boil.
Stir well till the water starts boiling and nothing will still to the bottom.
After the lentils have been boiling for a few minutes, add one generous teaspoon baking soda.
The pot will foam up, so get ready to turn down the heat.
Bring back to a boil and watch it for a few minutes.
Turn off the heat and cover. Let sit for about a half hour or so.
Put in the fridge.
When cool, rinse the lentils in cool tap water
Drain and put in the fridge until you need them in the next day or so.
Step 3: The patty mixture.
Mix well with a heavy spoon or potato masher
You can add a teaspoon or so of water if you need to, but no more.
Put the bowl in the refrigerator for the patty batter to tighten up.
Step 4: The patties.
Put some oil in the pan and cook them as you would burgers.
If you do not have to be one hundred percent vegetarian, use rendered fat from cooking other meats to add to the flavor.
So cook them until browned.