Lentils are the best; they are versatile, taste so good, have so much nutritional value and they are inexpensive! They also can work with pretty much any cuisine, they can be meat substitutes, used in soup, in salads or as fritters! So here is my lentil fritters in the air fryer recipe. It is easy, cheap and makes a good amount so you can share them or eat them for a couple days. I can’t wait for you to try them!
Serves: 5 | Difficulty Level: Easy/Medium | Time: 1 hour
Whole Lentils, Vegetable broth, Trader Joe’s brand vegan cream cheese, salt, cumin, garlic powder, basil, oregano, sweet onion, corn starch, bread crumbs, egg replacer, olive oil
-1 1/2 cup of whole lentils
-4 cups of vegetable broth
-1/3 cup of vegan cream cheese
-2 tsp salt
-1 tsp cumin
-2 tsp garlic powder
-1 tsp basil
-1 tsp oregano
-1/2 cup of diced sweet onion
-2 tbsp cornstarch
-1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
-1 egg worth of egg replacer
-1 tbsp olive oil
Put the lentils, broth and seasoning in a large pot. Bring to a boil and add the vegan cream cheese. Lower the heat to med/low and cover, while it continues to simmer. Stir every 5 minutes and cook until the lentils have absorbed the broth and are soften.
In a large bowl, add the onion, corn starch and bread crumbs. When the lentils have finished cooking and are cooled, add them and the egg replacer to the bowl and stir so that everything is evenly mixed together. The mixture should easily be molded into patties and hold together well.
Grease the airfryer basket with the olive oil, then cook the patties at 380 degrees for 8 minutes on each side. They should be nice and crispy but not burnt.
And that’s it, you’re done! Serve warm as a snack or side dish, and if you like this lentil fritters in the air fryer recipe please share with a friend! I hope you enjoy!
Notes, Links and Info:
If you are a lentil lover like me, here is the link to one of my favorite lentil recipes for a bad ass Bolognese sauce:
Here is an informative article about 7 reasons lentils are good to eat:
Here is more helpful information about lentils: