These crispy lentil fritters are served with a side of refreshing mint yogurt sauce. They’re the perfect side dish or party appetizer. Slideshow:  Vegetarian Appetizers 

Todd Porter and Diane Cu
October 2014

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© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Recipe Summary

total:
1 hr
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

Fritters
Sauce

Directions

Make the sauce
  • Combine the yogurt, cucumber, mint, and salt in a bowl. Chill until ready to serve.

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Make the fritters
  • Thoroughly rinse the red lentils in a fine-holed colander. Combine the lentils and water in a saucepan. Bring the water to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low, cover the saucepan with a lid, and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the lentils to absorb the water for another 5 minutes.

  • In a bowl, mix together the cooked lentils, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper. Set aside.

  • Put both the egg and flour each in individual bowls large enough dip the fritters in. Form the lentil mixture into 2-inch flat patties (about 2 tablespoons per patty). Dip the patties in the egg, coating both sides, and then coat the patties with the flour.

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