Ever wonder how those veggie patties in the store are made? Well, this may not be the exact copy, but it seems to come awful close. And you get more than just 4 patties from this batch! And it costs less to make these, than it does to buy the equivalent of the veggie patties…

1/2-1 cup oatmeal

2 eggs, or the equivalent egg substitute

6 mushrooms, sliced

1/4 each of green, yellow, and red pepper, chopped

1 tomato, chopped

8 cloves garlic, chopped

1/2 tsp. Dill weed

1/2 cup shredded cheese

Saute’ vegetables in 1 tbsp. or less of oil in a non-stick pan, beginning with the peppers and ending with the garlic. Mix remaining ingredients, except the eggs together in a large bowl. Stir in the vegetables, and place in freezer for 5-10 minutes to bring to room temperature. (As many cooking shows tell us—the higher the temperature of the food, the more risk for getting scrambled eggs.)

When the mixture is cool enough to touch, take out of freezer and add the eggs. Make into balls, and flatten while placing them in hot pan to fry. Cook evenly on both sides and flatten more as you go, getting an evenly cooked patty. Remove from heat; serve as a sandwich, or place in baking dish with a sauce of your choice and bake. Either way, they are almost as good as the expensive vege burgers available in the stores.