If you have ever attempted to make your own soy milk (if not, you definitely should!) you know that after running the milk through a sifter, you are left with quite a big amount of pulp. What to do with it?
Well, many people throw it away. I am an advocate for keeping it and making something delicious out of it. This pulp even has a name – OKARA – and it is full of fiber, protein, and other nutrients. It would be such a pity to not use it in another recipe, don´t you think? But you need to hurry when using it. Okara degrades quickly and you should eat it in two days.
So what can you make from okara? These incredibly easy and tasty patties that will fill you up on your lunch break 🙂
Finely cut oats
Salt and pepper
Mix everything together!
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Start by combining the okara with flour. Use a smaller amount of flour for the start and continue adding small amounts until you reach a cookie-dough consistency. Then add all the remaining ingredients according to your likings. You may even add any other spices that you prefer to create a unique flavour that you will love 🙂
Taking around a tablespoon of dough at a time, create balls in your hands and than flatten them with your palm on a baking sheet (lined with parchment paper). Spread a little bit of oil on each patty so that it becomes crispy once baked.
Put the baking sheet with patties in the oven and bake for around 20 minutes or until the patties are firm and golden-brown on top.
Serve with fresh salad or with roasted potatoes.
This dish is full of nutrients and flavours. The best part is that the core ingredient is something that we got as a byproduct. So by buying a package of soy, you not only get milk, but also a regular meal that will fuel your body with all the right nutrients.
I hope you will try to experiment with okara. Next time I am making soy milk, I will bring you a sweet dish made from okara 🙂
Stay healthy and gold!