Vore got a last minute call for a boy’s trivia night. You see a lonely wife. I see opportunity!
While I don’t love hanging solo all the time, every once in a while is grand–it creates prime time for experimentation. Today’s tinkering came out tasty, if I don’t say so myself.
Italian White Bean Cakes
1 1/2 cups cooked canellini beans*
*mine came from dry beans, but this equals one can
1/4 cup liquid egg whites
1 tablespoon Rondele garlic and herbs spreadable cheese
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons brown rice flour
1/4 cup onion, sautéed.
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
*In a large bowl, coarsely mash your beans.
*Stir in egg whites, Rondele cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Stir well until combined.
*Rice flour comes next. Mix until evenly distributed.
*Now add the onion and mozzarella.
*Form 4 patties. The mixture is pretty wet, so I’m guessing you’d have trouble rolling these with your hands. I just scooped my patties into the hot skillet and got them nice and round there in the pan.
*Pan fry the patties over medium high heat until both sides are a golden brown. Enjoy!