Hash Brown Patties with Green Tahini Sauce

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Hearty brown lentils add extra substance to these comforting hash brown patties, which are perfect for a nourishing morning meal. Curry powder, red pepper flakes, and fresh garlic infuse the patties with fragrant flavor, while savory tomato paste helps bind everything together. The hash browns get cooked in an oil-free skillet until a crispy golden-brown crust forms, making them a delight to sink your teeth into. A zesty homemade tahini sauce, featuring cilantro and lime, is ideal for dolloping on top, and you can even include a sprig of fresh cilantro as a finishing touch. Serve with a side of fruit and you have your weekend brunch goals sorted! 

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By Darshana Thacker Wendel,


  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 small serrano chile, seeds and stem removed
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 5 cups shredded Yukon gold potatoes (2½ lb.)
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder or Berbere spice blend
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups cooked brown lentils
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • For Green Tahini Sauce, in a blender combine 2 ice cubes, the lime juice, serrano chile, 1 minced clove garlic, and the salt. Cover and pulse to break down chile and ice; blend until smooth. Add tahini and ⅓ cup cold water; cover and blend to a thick sauce, adding more water if needed for desired consistency. Add half of the cilantro leaves; blend to combine. Set aside until ready to use.
  • In a medium saucepan combine potatoes, the remaining garlic, the onion, curry powder, red pepper flakes, baking soda, and 2 tablespoons water. Cook over medium 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in an additional 2 tablespoons water. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 15 minutes more or until potatoes are tender.
  • Transfer potato mixture to a large bowl; let cool 10 minutes. Use a potato masher to coarsely mash potato mixture. Add lentils, the remaining cilantro, tomato paste, and lemon juice; mix well. Season with salt and black pepper. Shape potato mixture into eight patties using about ½ cup each.
  • Heat an extra-large nonstick skillet over medium. Cook patties 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned, turning patties over once. Serve warm with Green Tahini Sauce.

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These are quite tasty. I had to have a little patience with the recipe but mostly because I do not have non-stick cookware and had to add a little extra water to cook the potatoes. This made them a bit more moist than desired, but they held together well. Instead of frying the patties I baked them on a silpat in a 425 degree oven for 10 minutes and then flipped them and baked them another 10 minutes. Bonus: I got 9 1/2 c patties instead of 8! The sauce is very delicious - I expect I will make that again for salad dressing or roasted vegetables.


This recipe is completely wrong. I tried it and i had to throw away EVERYTHING. That's a shame! FOK Team have you even tested this recipe?

John Byars

There is something seriously wrong with this recipe. It should be revised or removed. It simple doesn’t work as written.

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Darshana Thacker Wendel

Darshana Thacker Wendel is a whole-food, plant-based chef and former culinary projects manager for Forks Over Knives. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of Forks Over Knives: Flavor! She created the recipes for Forks Over Knives Family and was a lead recipe contributor to the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit DarshanasKitchen.com and follow her on Instagram for more.
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