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Carrot Burgers Recipe

"These carrot patties were a big hit with my children when they were growing up," reports Phyllis Moody of King William, Virginia. Cornflakes provide the taste that kids find so appealing, while the low price—just 18¢ a burger—makes them attractive to parents.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups diced carrots
  • 2 cups crushed cornflakes
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Hamburger buns, optional

Directions

  • 1. Place 1 in. of water and carrots in a large skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the carrots, cornflakes, eggs, celery, onion, salt, sugar and pepper. Form into six patties. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook patties for 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Serve on buns if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 188 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 447 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.