Goat's cheese, herb & lemon patties

Goat's cheese, herb & lemon patties

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Ready in 40 mins, plus chilling time


Serves 6
Nick Nairn's vegetarian patties are perfect any time of year - the fresh herbs really liven up the flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal216
  • fat13g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.88g


  • 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, drained
  • 1 small onion, very finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 500g mashed potatoes (700g/1lb 9oz potatoes), mashed with 25g/1oz butter



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  • finely grated zest of 2 lemons



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  • juice of ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 50g fresh parmesan, finely grated



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  • 1 egg, beaten



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  • 2 x 20g packs flatleaf parsley, chopped
  • 10g pack fresh chives, chopped
  • 4 x 70g packs goat's cheese
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  1. Mash half the chickpeas in a bowl, then stir in the remaining chickpeas, the onion, garlic, mashed potatoes, lemon zest and juice, parmesan, egg, herbs, two of the goat’s cheeses and a good amount of sea salt and pepper. When combined, divide into 12 and, using floured hands, shape into thick patties. Dust with flour and transfer to a plate. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.

  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and fry the patties for about 3-4 minutes on each side until well browned and hot all the way through. Slice the remaining goat’s cheeses into 12, and lay a slice on each pattie. Place under a hot grill to melt the cheese. Serve hot.

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22nd Aug, 2011
Delicious patties -Lemon is the star here. Didn't have goats cheese so I used feta in the mix and didn't melt cheese on top. Had them for lunch the following day - highly recommend.
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