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Spelt Patties with Cherry Tomatoe Salsa

(Serves 4)
100ml spelt polished grain
200ml vegetable stock
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
200ml chopped cabbage
200ml grated carrot
1 small onion, finely chopped
freshly ground black pepper
50ml finely chopped fresh parsley
1 egg
100ml spelt whole grain flour

20 cherry tomatoes, sliced
1 tablespoon finely chopped chives or onion greens
10 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
50ml olive oil
freshly ground black pepper
pinch of sugar
pinch of chilli powder
First make the cherry tomato salsa.
Combine all the ingredients of the salsa and allow the flavours to set in the fridge.
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Put the spelt polished grain in boiling vegetable stock.
Cook on low heat until the grains have absorbed all the liquid.
Allow to cool.
Heat up a pan and cook the cabbage, grated carrot and onion in oil.
Season the vegetables with salt and pepper.
Add the cooked spelt polished grain and all the other ingredients and stir. Check the flavour.
Form the mixture into eight patties of equal size.
Fry the patties in oil in a hot pan or pancake pan until they are golden brown.
Put the patties into the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
Serve with cherry tomato salsa and fresh mixed salad.

Recipe: Maija Silvennoinen