Curried Potato Burger
- 8-10 medium-sized potatoes, steamed and peeled
- 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
- ¼ tsp Turmeric
- 2 tsp curry powder
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp cayenne powder
- ½ lemon, juiced
- 1 Tbsp coconut aminos
- 1-2 cups gluten-free breadcrumbs (chickpea breadcrumbs - optional)
- 2 Tbsp Arrowroot starch
- 2 Tbsp potato starch
- 1 cup sprouts (your choice: pea shoots, sunflower, broccoli, alfalfa)
- 1 tomato, thinly sliced into rounds
- 1 red onion, thinly sliced into rounds
- 1 head butterleaf lettuce
- Sea salt, to taste
- Prepare a baking tray with parchment to bake the burgers and set your oven to 375 F.
- Steam potatoes for 30 minutes in an electric steamer, or on a stove pot.
- Set aside potatoes to cool. Once cooled off, peel.
- Steam frozen peas for 3 - 5 minutes or simply thaw them out by covering them in hot water for 1 -2 minutes. Once thawed, drain the water out and then pat them dry with a kitchen towel or a paper towel. You don’t want wet peas when mixing in the potato burger.
- After the potatoes have been peeled, mash them with a fork or potato masher. Add in all the spices - curry powder, turmeric, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, and sea salt and mix well. If you prefer, you can do this quickly in a food processor as well.
- Add half the juice of one lemon to the potato mixture and the coconut aminos.
- Next, add the arrowroot powder, potato starch, and peas and pulse for 1 - 2 minutes in the food processor. If you are mixing by hand make sure that the arrowroot powder and potato starch are well blended. These help to bind the burger together.
- Make the cilantro tahini sauce or another sauce of your choosing to drizzle your burger with.
- Scoop out the potato mixture onto a baking tray lined with parchment using an ice cream scoop for even measuring.
- Then flatten the round scoop using a spatula to make a burger bun.
- If you want to skip this step, that is OK, the burgers still turn out great without the breadcrumb coating. I like doing it, because it adds a crunch to the burger with a lovely texture.
- Pour the gluten-free crumbs into a bowl. Dip the flattened burger patties into the crumbs bowl and ensure they are fully covered.
- Place back onto the baking tray. Once all the burgers are coated in the gluten-free crumbs, bake in the oven at 375F for approximately 15 minutes per side or until the crumbs turn golden brown.
Summer is in the air, and with it comes the aromas from the backyard grill. I am excited to bring you a new twist on the traditional burger…my curried potato burger.
I made these burgers for my family last night, and the result was a resounding approval (and pleading for seconds). My curried potato burger is loaded with flavor and healing properties.
Yes, the potato, despite the bad rap it has gotten throughout the years, is actually an incredibly healing food!
The truth is, what people add to the potato has made them so bad for us. Most people add toxic oils, cheese, butter, milk, and cream to potatoes. This combination of fat plus glucose creates insulin resistance and feeds every type of cancer.
In fact, the entire potato, skin included, is beneficial for our health.
Potatoes are particularly high in Lysine in their bioactive form. Lysine fights cancers, liver disease, inflammation, and viruses such as Epstein-Barr (EBV) and shingles.
Furthermore, potatoes will help ward off liver disease, strengthen your kidneys, soothe your nerves and digestive tract, and reverse Crohn’s, colitis, IBS, and peptic ulcers – all of which result from viruses that the Lysine helps destroy.
In addition to the Lysine, potatoes are also rich in potassium, vitamin B6, and other amino acids. Not only are potatoes antiviral, but they are also antifungal and antibacterial and contain nutritional cofactors and enzymes as well as bioactive compounds which help prevent you from getting too stressed out. As brain food, they also help to keep you grounded and centered.
Green peas have incredible healing properties. They are abundant in antioxidants, vitamins A, C, K, and B-complex and minerals like zinc, iron, calcium, and manganese. They are also a fantastic source of omega-3 fats in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), making them an ideal brain food.
Peas have the ability to satiate your appetite for long periods of time which makes them ideal for weight loss. Additionally, they contain anti-inflammatory properties which is critical for those suffering from auto-immune disorders such as arthritis, COPD, heart disease, lupus, fibromyalgia, and bursitis.
Furthermore, green peas have a low glycemic index and have been shown to help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, and anti-depressant. The primary component in turmeric is curcumin. Curcumin has incredible anti-cancer properties and has been shown to help prevent and inhibit prostate, skin, colon, mouth, esophageal, lung, stomach, pancreatic, liver, and breast cancer.
Turmeric is a powerful healing tool. It has been known to help purify blood, soothe respiratory conditions, improve liver function, support the circulatory system, regulate menstrual cycles, prevent cognitive diseases such as dimentia and Alzheimer’s, and heal gastrointestinal disorders.
As a powerful anti-inflammatory, turmeric has been shown to help significantly reduce the inflammation associated with arthritis and other auto-immune diseases such as lupus, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Additionally, turmeric is wonderful for digestion and help the body to digest fats/proteins while also helping to regulate blood sugar.
One of the most well-known properties of turmeric is it’s anti-aging effects. Due to the significant amount of antioxidants, turmeric has a fountain-of-youth quality – very beneficial to the skin.
It was so much fun experimenting with this new burger recipe. I know it can be difficult if you feel like you are missing out on festivities by not being able to eat the same foods as others, particularly at a summer cookout. Now you can make these burgers ahead of time, freeze them, and bring them to the party…throw them on the grill for a minute to reheat, and you will never feel like you are missing out again.
Perspective is everything, and when you keep in mind all the healing that your new lifestyle has enabled, you will inevitably feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude.
This recipe can pair with a variety of different sauces. Each sauce brings a unique flavor that changes the entire burger experience.
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