This recipe that was part of the first edition of the Stay Home in the Kitchen Portuguese initiative has simple and easy to find ingredients and is perfect for all tastes and age groups - guarantees its author, Nutritionist Rita Teixeira. These patties are a source of carbohydrates, good fats(monounsaturated) and proteins (from almonds and oats). 


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Makes 8 to 10 patties

  • 1 cup of oat flakes
  • ½ baked sweet potatoes
  • 8 tbsp almonds
  • 1 medium cooked carrot
  • ½ small red onion
  • 1 tbsp oil oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. Start by lightly toasting the almonds. You can do this in a small frying pan for 5 minutes or in the microwave for 3 minutes.
  2. Take to the food processor and reduce to flour. Add the carrot and cooked potato, onion, olive oil and the respective spices: salt, curry, cumin, paprika, garlic powder and coriander. Mix everything again.
  3. Arrange the oat flakes in a shallow dish. With a spoon (or with your hand) shape the almond and carrot dough into small burgers and then pass them through the oat bran on both sides.
  4. Take to the pan with oil for 5 minutes or, if you prefer, in the oven at 180ºC for 15-20 minutes.