Split peas are usually used in pea soup, however I wanted a burger/rissole and wanted something different.
This also has "hidden vegetables" in it so it is good for adults or children who do not like vegetables as once cooked, you cannot taste them.
I have added apple slices to the open burger and this brought a great crunchy taste to the patties. They would also be nice with a fried egg added on top, however they get very difficult to eat when I start piling more things on them.
Ingredients 1 (or I used half) a round hamburger bun
200 g yellow split peas
3 cups water
1 vegetable stock cube
About ¼ cup breadcrumbs
1 medium carrot, grated
1 potato, grated
2 tsps curry powder, or to taste
¼ cup sesame seeds
For the topping 1 small apple
Put the split peas, water, and crumbled stock cube in a saucepan.
Cover, and simmer for about 25 minutes or until the peas are very soft and the water is absorbed. Take care that they do not boil dry and if you find there is no liquid and they are not yet soft, add a bit of water. The cooked quantity should be about 2 cups of the peas.
Mix this pea mixture with the remaining ingredients (not the topping ones),
Divide the mixture into about 6 - 8 patties -I did a few large ones, the size of my bun, and the balance a rissole size.
Cook these in a bit of oil until they are browned (about 10 minutes).
Cooked patties -do not cook browner than this or they will be dry
Meanwhile peel, core and chop the apple into slices, grill the bun slightly just before the patties are finished, and chop the remaining ingredients.
Then add the pattie, and tomato slices on the bottom of a burger bun, and then the sliced apples.
You could add tomato sauce or mayo on the bottom of the bun before adding anything else
Add everything else on top of this, leaving the wasabi mayo till last.
I chose not to have a "top" to the burger however you could cover it.
I also then had some patties left over for a meal the next day, and I ate these at room temperature with a salad.