Delectable Vegetarian Patties

vegetarian patties on a white plate with vegetable carved flowers on the outside

Wholesome and filling, these vegetarian patties are perfect for your mid-week meal. (Image: Jenny Low / Nspirement Staff)

These Delectable Vegetarian Patties are so fluffy and delicious. Who wants to buy store-made when making it by scratch is actually very simple? Tofu is a favorite protein in my family, containing all nine essential amino acids. It is a good source of iron, calcium, and the minerals magnesium, copper, zinc, and Vitamin B1. It is a perfect vegetarian recipe that is in no way bland and great for a mid-week family meal. We serve ours with a garden salad, but you could also add bread to the outside if you wanted to eat it burger-style. 



4 servings

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Prep time

25 minutes

Cooking time

10 minutes


  • Soft tofu (mashed) – 14 oz (400 g)

  • Green beans (scald in boiling water and then in cold water, cut into small pieces) – ½ c (100 g)

  • Carrot (cut into small pieces) – 1

  • Cabbage leaves (shredded) – 2

  • Leek (shredded) – 1

  • Red onion (cut in half and chopped into short strips) – 1

  • Mushrooms (soak in water to soften and cut into pieces) – 4

  • Sesame seeds – 2 Tbsp

Vegetables and tofu chopped and prepped.
Vegetables and tofu chopped and prepped. (Image: Jenny Low via Nspirement Staff)

Ingredients B

  • Plain flour – ⅓ cup

  • Rice flour – ⅓ cup

  • Tapioca flour – 2 Tbsp

Ingredients C

  • Water – ½ cup

  • Egg – 1

  • Sesame oil – 2 Tbsp

  • Garlic powder (optional) – 1 Tbsp

  • Salt – 1 tsp

  • Pepper or chili powder – 1 pinch

Veggie mixture cooks in rings in frying pan.
Veggie mixture cooks in rings until golden brown on each side. (Image: Jenny Low via Nspirement Staff)


  • Mix A ingredients and B ingredients together evenly. Then add in C ingredients and mix evenly.
  • Heat oil (3 tbsp) in a flying pan over medium heat, place 4 egg rings in the pan.
  • Scoop the veggie mixture into the rings, press lightly with a spoon.
  • When the mixture has taken shape, remove the rings, fry both sides till golden brown in color.
  • Remove and put aside.
  • Repeat 4 & 5 until all the mixture is used up.
  • Ready to serve.
  • (Deep fry method is another option)

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