Low Fat Red Lentil and Garbanzo Bean Croquettes

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READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by mickeydownunder

Inspired by a local magazine, true! Then put my own twist on too! Yummy and delicious, healthy to make! Best of all, no frying! They are baked!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel potatoes; cut and place into boiling water in saucepan; BOIL for 10 minutes.
  2. ADD red lentils to potatoes in water for 3 minutes; DRAIN.
  3. Return to pan, add garbanzo beans (drained chickpeas if using canned) and MASH and add black pepper.
  4. Oil spray fry pan (or use 2 teaspoons stock) and sauté green onions (spring onions), bacon, garlic and chili sauce for about 4 minutes; add coriander and parsley.
  5. ADD bacon mixture to mashed mixture; combine well.
  6. NOTE: Taste at this point and adjust to YOUR liking; no use continuing if you don't like the taste or texture at this point.
  7. With 1/2 measure cup, take up combined mixture into hands and roll onto cornflake crumbs (on flat tray) like small sausages.
  8. NOTE: If you place mixture between hands (that look like they are praying), roll back and forth to make it easier to evenly roll; tap both side to square out.
  9. Place on flat plate, cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  10. NOTE: Make sure croquettes are nicely covered all over.
  11. PREHEAT oven 210°C; place baking paper on flat tray; place croquettes and lightly oil spray one side.
  12. BAKE for 10 minutes, turn, lightly oil spray and bake for another 10 minutes.
  13. ENJOY! Serve with any sauce you enjoy! We like Tzatziki!
  14. NOTE: I count to 5 when using oil spray.
  15. NOTE: I got 13 out of mine.

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