- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup wheat germ, untoasted
- 1/2 cup wheat germ, toasted
- 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup riced cauliflower
- 1 medium onion, carmelized
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1 medium zucchini shredded
- 1/4 cup shredded carrot
- salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or trans-fat free margarine
- 4 hamburger buns
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs.
- Stir in wheat germ, cheese, caramelized onion, garlic powder, thyme.
- Place the shredded zucchini in the middle of two paper towels. Fold the paper towels over and gently squeeze out as much moisture possible.
- Add the zucchini to the wheat germ mixture.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. (optional)
- Chill for one hour in the fridge.
- Shape into 4 patties, 3/4-inch thick.
- In a nonstick saute pan, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the burgers and fry until golden brown. Flip and brown the other sides.
- Serve with buns and your favorite toppings.
“Why don’t you make those veggie burgers that you used to make?”
Well, nothing ever stays the same. Not even my World Famous Wheat Germ Veggie Burgers.
Revisions ( in other words what happened?)
How is it possible a grocery store on a SUNDAY has NO MUSHROOMS? The only plain white button mushrooms were the pre-sliced variety. They were brown and old. I guess I could have bought some of those fancy gourmet mushrooms for a gazillion dollars a pound. Or I could have stopped at another store for mushrooms. In the end I decided to just wing it.
So, no mushrooms. Dried shiitake? No, too Oriental for me. In the place of mushrooms I caramelized a medium sweet onion and also added some riced up cauliflower.
In about 20 minutes we’ll find out if the substitutions works.