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Easy Lentil Cakes

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • grapeseed oil

Instructions

  • Place the lentils, water, and bay leaf in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low and let cook until water evaporates and lentils are tender.
  • While the lentils cook, heat the olive oil in a medium skillet. Once oil is shimmering, add the onions and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Once lentils, onions, and garlic are all cooked, transfer to a food processor with the rolled oats, eggs, oregano, salt, and pepper. Pulse until able to be formed into patties. Shape mixture into 10-12 patties.
  • Heat about a tablespoon of the grapeseed oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is shimmering, add the lentil cakes and fit as many as you can in the pan without touching. Cook for 3-5 minutes, flip, and cook another 3-5 minutes or until firmed and browned. Repeat with more oil and lentil mixture until all cakes are formed and cooked.
  • Serve with your favorite sauce or dressing or dip.

Recipe Notes

Divide the cook time in half by buying about a 1 pound package of pre-cooked lentils!