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White Bean and Sage Patties


Fresh sage makes these vegetarian patties quite aromatic. Serve them with our Roasted Tomato Sauce.

  • Servings: 8
  • Yield: Makes 12 patties

Photography: Frederic Lagrange

Source: Whole Living, June 2011


  • One 19-ounce can white beans
  • 1/2 shallot, finely diced
  • 1 small carrot, finely grated
  • 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Drain beans, reserving 2 tablespoons liquid. Transfer to a bowl and mash. Stir in shallot, carrot, cornmeal, and sage. Season with salt and pepper. Add 1 tablespoon reserved liquid. If mixture is too dry, add the other.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil. Form mixture into 12 patties (about 2 1/2 inches diameter each) and saute in batches until golden brown and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining oil and patties. Season patties with salt and serve with Roasted Tomato Sauce.

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