Vegan Meatpatties (Vegan Frikadellen)


Grünkern Frikadellen
Vegetable burger patties made with green spelt flour, chopped onions, carrots and celery, breadcrumbs, and cheese. Served with mushrooms and a white sauce
Course Entree, Snack
Keyword Barbecue, Frikadellen, Grilling, Vegan, Veggie burger
Region Franconia, Bavaria,


  • 100 g carrots
  • 50 g celery
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 150 g green spelt flour
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 400 ml water
  • 100 g hard cheese
  • 50 g German breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for frying


  • Peel vegetables, wash and chop into coarse cubes
  • Put chopped veggies into a blender and chop briefly into very small pieces
  • Heat butter in pan and braise vegetables lightly for about 5 monutes
  • Add green spelt and oregano and braise for 4 more minutes
  • Add water so that it just covers the vegetable, green spelt four mix. Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Cook lightly for 5 minutes, remove from heat, cover pan with lid and let steam for about 20 minutes.
  • Grate cheese in the meantime
  • Pour the green spelt/vegetable mix into large bowl. Mix with cheese and breading. (For a non-vegan recipe, you can add 2 eggs at this point). Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste. The mass should have a firm consistency. If it is still too soft, add bread crumbs.
  • Form about 10 small Frikadellen (burger patties) and fry in olive oil until brown on both sides.
  • Serve with mushrooms (cut lengthwise) and white sauce, hollandaise sauce or yogurt dressing. Add vegetables of your choice, buns, or salad.
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