Spicy carrot burgers

20 - 30 mins

These tasty, cheap burgers are a good way to use up breadcrumbs and work equally well with some cooked vegetables or salad, or in a burger bun with all the trimmings.

4 medium carrots (250g/9oz), peeled and grated
2 x 400g/14oz tins of beans (2 x 240g/9oz drained weight)
1 large onion (150g/5 ½ oz), peeled and grated
2 eggs
1 tsp curry powder, garam masala or chilli powder
150g/5 ½ oz fresh breadcrumbs
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Fry the onions and carrots in a little oil until soft.
Drain, rinse and mash the beans. Put them into a mixing bowl and mix together with the carrot, onion, spices and one of the eggs.
Put the breadcrumbs onto a plate. Break the remaining egg into a bowl and whisk it to break it up.
Shape the burger mixture into eight patties. Dip each into the egg and then cover with breadcrumbs. Fry gently in the remaining oil until crisp and golden on both sides.