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Bean CakesMike O’Brien, Summit


  • 2 c beans, back or pint (dry stock or canned)
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • ⅓ c peppers diced – any type
  • 1 egg
  • ½ t sea salt
  • ½ t black pepper
  • ⅓ to ½ c unbleached flour
  • ¼ c canola oil or bacon grease
  • Garnish: fresh herbs, tabasco, sour cream



In blender or food processor mix bean, onion, carrot, peppers and egg to a pulp. Transfer to mixing bowl, add salt and pepper.  Add enough flour to be able to form patties.  Add oil to a skillet over medium-high heat and ladle into formed patties.  Fry until golden brown.  Remove and garnish as desired.

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