Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Acorn Burgers-Delicious

After removing the shells and tannins from acorns fantastic things can happen. I am in the process of creating a total learning video for my channel at

The project last night involved mincing my sauteed, spiced acorns and combining them with other grains to form patties. The actual recipe is :

1 cup minced spiced acorns

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup self-rising cornmeal

1/3 cup whole wheat flour

Mix all ingredient together to form stiff paste. Allow mixture to rest for half an hour. Then, heat 1/4 cup of canola oil in skillet. I prefer a cast iron pan, myself. Form into 4 patties, and fry until crispy brown on each side. I used a cover for just a few minutes to create enough heat for the centers to fully bake as well.

Serve with catsup, or brown mushroom gravy. We had brown rice and garden salads to complete this healthy meal.

Bon Apetite!


  1. Wonderful! But, what do you mean by "spiced"? And to clarify further, are the acorns cooked prior to forming into patties?

  2. When making savory things, I use chili powder, garlic powder, thyme, any good combination.
    If you wanted an oriental burger you could use ginger, etc.
    Yes, I process and cook the acorns, so that they are already cooked.