Breakfast Patties with Tomato Jam

Breakfast Patties/

This is one of those recipes that came together by going through my refrigerator and surveying the left-over situation. I had some little yellow baked potatoes on hand, as well as scallions and some frozen peas in the freezer. Always have a can of garbanzo beans in the pantry, ready to be used at a moment’s notice.  I knew, I was good to go – or cook – shall we say. Plus,honestly, I really wanted something that would pair nicely with my  tomato jam. And – bitte sehr – here are the Breakfast Patties!  Which, btw, are really delicious any meal of the day.

 Makes 8

Prep time: 20 minutes     Cook time: 8 minutes (need baked potatoes)


1 15-oz can of garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed, save bean liquid

1 Tbsp of flax meal

2 small yellow potatoes, ¼” diced

1 cup frozen peas, thawed

3-4 scallions, green parts only, thinly sliced to fill a scant ½ cup

½ tsp tabasco sauce

1 tsp onion granulesTomato Jam/

1 tsp garlic powder

1 Tbsp sharp mustard (or more to taste)

freshly ground pepper

Cornmeal for dredging (optional)


  • Combine 1 Tbsp of flax meal with 3 Tbsps. of bean liquid. Stir and let rest for a few minutes , until it thickens. This is called a “flax egg” and will work as a binder.
  • To a food processor add garbanzo beans, tabasco sauce, onion granules, garlic powder and 1 Tbsp. of bean liquid. Pulse until smooth.
  • Add bean mixture to a bowl; add potatoes, mustard, scallions and freshly ground pepper. Combine well. Adjust seasonings, if necessary.
  • Form into 8 patties and dredge in some cornmeal, if using.

Breakfast Patties/

  • Dry sauté in a large non-stick sauté pan on medium high heat for about 4 minutes on each side or until nicely browned.


Alternatively you can bake the patties in a 400 F oven for about 7 minutes on each side. Patties will  be less brown and crisp.

If you have the time, let patties rest in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. (optional)


2 thoughts on “Breakfast Patties with Tomato Jam

  1. dajovellanos2 says:

    Suggestion: Try using the peas frozen! I saw a video once where someone made veggie patties with a few frozen veggies (including peas) and said the key is to use them frozen. I often add green peas to whatever kind of veggie burger I’m making. Just whirl them up in the blender for a short time first. Delicious! and Just the right consistency.


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