Friday, November 5, 2010

Vegan MoFo Day 5: Millet - Pumpkin Seed Patties with Cashew Gravy

As many readers of this blog surely know, the Seventh-day Adventist Church encourages (but does not require) a vegan (or vegan + honey) diet. I have quite a few Adventist cookbooks, and you can check out currently available ones via the Adventist Book Center. One of my oldest Adventist books is Ten Talents by Rosalie and Frank Hurd, from 1968. It has been hard to find in the past, but is now back in print.

I wanted to try a recipe I've never made before, and picked the millet - pumpkin seed patties. These just happen to be soy-free, gluten-free, and completely delicious. We will definitely make them again.

4 c cooked millet
1 c cooked brown rice
1 c raw pumpkin seeds, ground fine
1/4 c cashew nuts, ground - or cashew butter
3 T oil
1 t salt
1 t onion powder
1 t sage

Mix everything together, form patties, and fry. These patties want to stick, so you need a well-seasoned or non-stick skillet, thoroughly heated, with enough oil. The Hurds say you can bake them, but I haven't tried that. They are nice and crispy on the outside, and creamy on the inside. You can sprinkle them with paprika if you want more color. The Hurds suggest serving the patties with their Cashew Milk Gravy, which is both easy and tasty:

2 c water
1/2 c cashew nuts
2 T arrowroot
2 t onion powder
2 T oil
1/2 t salt

Blend thoroughly until completely smooth. Cook in a saucepan over medium heat, whisking, until thick.


Vegun Chef said...

I recently moved from California to Wichita, KS and a restaurant run by 7th day Adventists is the only vegan restaurant. The food is sooooo delicious. Perhaps better than anything I had back in CA. I am going to seek out some cookbooks, thanks!

kmouse said...

I love Seventh Day Adventist cookbooks! I think it was your suggestion to get Country Life which I have. Those patties look awesome

panda with cookie said...

I bet that would look even better on a fancy Tablescape!

Christie said...

These sound great - I've been looking for a millet recipe. Thanks for posting.