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NoFish Patties with Cucumber Sauce

What you need: 

29 oz (822g) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1/2 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
1 teaspoon kelp powder (add more if wanted)
1/2 cup flour
favorite breading (optional)
olive oil
Cucumber Sauce:
1 medium cucmber
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper 1 12 oz pkg. MoriNu silken tofu, firm

What you do: 

Drain chickpeas and process in food processor or blender until small crumbles. Mix together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Gently but thorougly mix the dry ingredients into the chickpeas, keeping the mixture fluffy or crumbly so that it mixes well.
Form into patties. This step can be omitted: Place on wax paper, sprinkle with your favorite vegan breading, turn over and sprinkle the other side.
Fry on both sides in a skillet with olive oil on medium heat. The amount of oil will depend on how brown you want the patties. I don't use much oil, and before turning to fry the second side, I spray the patties with olive oil that I keep in a spray bottle.
While the patties cook, cut the cucumber long ways, and scoop out the seeds. Process into small pieces and not mushy. Remove to a bowl and add the dry ingredients.
Process the tofu until creamy. Add 3/4 of the cucumber mixture to the tofu and continue to process. Pour the tofu mixture into microwavable bowl and stir in the rest of the cucumber.
Heat the cucumber sauce in the microwave, and serve with the NoFish Patties.

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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niceCool, i made them with panko bread crumbs and they turned golden brownSurprised. I served them on a bed of mixed rice(plain rice + quinoa+wild rice+carrots), a few spears of steamed asparagus and switched the sauce to teryaki sauce . It wasn't "fish" like, i think it was awesomely unique in itself. it reminded me of TempuraWink.


These are really good with Japanese rice, wrapped in nori and dipped in the cucumber sauce or vegannaise.


I didn't have kelp, so I seasoned with old bay instead.  I also made several different sauces, a lemon dill, a cocktail sauce and a tartar sauce.

i really enjoyed these, and I don't really like chickpeas. My husband ate 2 of them, but he wasn't jumping for joy about them.  He commented they would be a nice lunch item on a bun, lettuce tomato etc. 


Does the cucumber sauce mimic tartar sauce? If the cucumber sauce is omitted will the patties still have a fishy taste and will the patties be too dry? Just checkin! this sounds marvelous


This recipe is fantastic.  I made it last night adding a teaspoon of dill seed to the sauce and some toasted nori laver to the patties.  Fantastic!! Satisfied my craving for fish.

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