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Easy Lentil Potato Fritters

Potatoes and Lentils unite in these delicious little, spiced, vegetarian Easy Lentil Potato Fritters – best eaten on a bed of greens with some avocado cream sauce and Sambal Oelek.

Easy Lentil and Potato Patties

My daughter fell in love with all that she saw during our short stay in Oregon, earlier this month. She fell so hard that she’s convinced there’s no place quite like it (at this point in her life, am just glad she fell for a place and not a person).

And, I understand.

I loved hiking the foggy, overgrown trails around Short Sands Beach and the trails around Multnomah Falls just as much as she did. But, as far as waterfalls go, Amicalola Falls here in North Georgia, has Multnomah Falls beat – at least, in my humble opinion.

Amicalola Falls

From its top to its bottom, Amicalola Falls is said to plunge more than 729 feet, that is supposedly more than four times the height of Niagara Falls and 100 feet more than Multnomah Falls!

And, these falls don’t merely plunge or drop – they cascade – in glorious, powerful veils!

Last Thursday, even my daughter was awestruck at every vantage point we stopped at on our little treck there.

We huffed our way uphill through heavily rooted pathways and a total of 600 steps (which gave us access to the very top of the falls) and wow – simply – WOW!

Easy Chickpea Potato Patties

I think, for the first time in forever, my daughter and I were too awestruck to even eat all the picnic food we brought to enjoy at the top of the falls.

So, we ended up bringing our slightly nibbled-on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fruit, half drunk Premier Protein shakes and untouched Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies back down with us.

Only to arrive home famished!

Of course, warm, leftover picnic food isn’t the most appetizing, and as I had some cooked lentils hanging out in my fridge and some potatoes on my counter, I ended up whipping these Easy Lentil Potato Fritters you see here.

We enjoyed these Easy Lentil Potato Fritters on a bed of greens with a small cucumber salad and an avocado cream sauce similar to this one – minus the wasabi!

Potato Chickpea Patties

Like the Chickpea Lentil Sliders I made a while back, these little Easy Lentil Potato Fritters are so super easy to make too.

What are the ingredients needed to make these Easy Lentil Potato Fritters?

You need just 8 ingredients to make these little Easy Lentil Potato Fritters, and they are:

  1. potatoes,
  2. lentils,
  3. paprika,
  4. cumin,
  5. coriander,
  6. parsley,
  7. onion, and
  8. garlic

All of which you probably have lying around your kitchen.

I was lazy and used my blender to blend the ingredients together – but you can mash them together or use a food processor and then form the mixture into patties.

I know they might look a little deformed (I blame it on cooking-under-rumbling-stomach-pressure) but they were so tasty that even though I was not actually going to picture them and post them on here – my daughter suggested I needed to – so here goes…

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Easy Chickpea Potato Patties

Easy Lentil Potato Fritters

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Potatoes and Lentils unite in these delicious little, spiced, vegetarian Easy Lentil Potato Fritters – best eaten on a bed of greens with some avocado cream sauce and Sambal Oelek.


  • 2 peeled and cooked potatoes, I used large baking potatoes
  • 2 cups cooked red/orange lentils
  • 1/2 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tspns smoked paprika
  • 1 tspn cumin
  • 1 tspn coriander
  • 2 tspns parsley (fresh)
  • 1/2 + tspn each salt and pepper - to taste
  • Olive oil or coconut oil


  1. Place the potatoes, lentils, onion, garlic, paprika, cumin, coriander, parsley, and salt and pepper in a blender/food processor and pulse till well incorporated. 
  2. Gather up the mixture, roll into balls and gently shape them into patties.
  3. Now, you can grill these bad boys - grilling times may vary according to your grill. Or, you can use a grill pan, greased with olive oil or coconut oil and cook 'em up for 4-5 minutes on each side - like I did. 
  4. Serve on a bed of greens, with a small salted cucumber salad on the side and some avocado cream sauce and/or Sambal Oelek!
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size g
Amount Per Serving Calories 95Saturated Fat 0.1gSodium 199mgCarbohydrates 19.6gFiber 4.2gSugar 1.5gProtein 4.3g

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Thursday 13th of April 2023

[…] are not continuous so we didn’t huff and puff as much as we did when we took on the steps at Amicalola Falls. There several running and biking trails, varying in difficulty and miles, around Tallulah […]


Wednesday 28th of September 2022

Very good! Thanks for the inspiration to make these. I had leftover cooked red lentils and potatoes and these were a perfect use. I cooked them in my panini press and they came out crispy and delicious. Served with a cashew quacamole sriracha sauce. Thanks!


Saturday 4th of September 2021

Made these with sweet potato and a tin of brown lentils - sensational! Thanks for recipe.

Mariana garcia

Thursday 19th of August 2021

I made them and followed instructions but then I realized I didn’t use chickpeas at all! The recipe said red lentils instead… I was so confused at the end


Friday 20th of August 2021

Hey Mariana - this recipe for "Potato Lentil Patties" doesn't call for chickpeas so you don't need to use any - but it does use lentils. Hope you enjoy.


Saturday 3rd of July 2021

Did you use whole coriander seeds or pre-ground coriander?


Saturday 3rd of July 2021

Hi there - I used ground coriander. Hope you enjoy this!

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