Fried Veggie Oatmeal Patties
1 1/2 cup quick oats or regular oats
2 1/2 cups water
1 celery stalk, chopped small
1/4 onion, chopped small
1 carrot, shredded
1 cup vegan corn flakes or bran flakes
1 Tablespoon flour
salt and pepper
vegetable oil for frying
optional: additional vegetables, like spinach perhaps, if you wish.
Combine oats, water, veggies, and a bit of salt & pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook until oatmeal thickens. Then remove from heat and let it rest and cool a while. Crush the corn flakes in a bowl and add the flour.
When the oats are cool enough to touch, take tablespoonfuls of oatmeal, form them into patties, and roll them in the cornflake/flour mixture.
Pour some oil in a skillet (I use about a tablespoon for 3 patties) and fry the patties on medium heat for about 30 seconds or so on each side, or until they are browned.
Salt to taste and eat!