Black Bean Cakes
black bean cakes ala burt wolfe 
 
2 cup  cooked or 1 can; (19 ounces) black beans, drained
1/4 cup  cilantro leaves; (packed)
2 tsp  ground cumin
2 tsp  chili powder
1/2 tsp  dried oregano
1/2 tsp  salt
2 Tbsp  sour cream
4   scallions green and white parts, thinly sliced
1/2   red bell pepper; seeded and finely chopped
1/4 cup  dry bread crumbs;
  or dehydrated mashed potato flakes (or more if needed)
2 Tbsp  yellow cornmeal
2 Tbsp  vegetable oil
 
garnish: sour cream; chopped fresh cilantro, diced fresh red bell pepper 
 
in a food processor, puree the black beans with the cilantro leaves, 
cumin, chili powder, oregano, salt and sour cream. transfer the mixture to 
a mixing bowl and add the scallions, red bell pepper and enough bread 
crumbs to bind the mixture tightly. form the mixture into twelve 2 inch 
disks and dredge them in the cornmeal. in a large nonstick skillet, heat 
the vegetable oil. saute the cakes for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or 
until the cornmeal is browned. serve immediately garnished with sour 
cream, cilantro and diced red bell pepper. 
 
 
 
 
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(ID: 4309) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Tue, Dec 21, 2004


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