I adapted this recipe slightly from one on allrecipes.com.
1 cup dried brown lentils
3 cups water
1/4 cup rice milk
1 cup oatmeal
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
2 eggs (I used Egg Beaters)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Vegetable oil for frying
Place the lentils and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain any remaining water.
In a large bowl, mix together the cooked lentils, milk, oatmeal, eggs, walnuts, and onion soup mix. Mix well. Let stand for 30 minutes or refrigerate overnight.
Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Use an ice cream scoop to portion out balls of the lentil mixture. Drop them into the pan and flatten them with the back of a spatula. Fry until nicely brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side.
Top with ketchup or your choice of gravy.
Kay: These were crunchy and I thought they tasted like peanuts. I don't usually like lentils. I had gravy on mine but I think I would have liked ketchup better.
Mom (Dana): For leftovers, we saved the mixture and fried them up fresh the next day. We had these with mashed potatoes and roasted cauliflower and it all came together quickly and with little effort.