I feel there is no greater go-to recipe for a vegetarian kitchen than a fritter, cake, or bite. Legumes, nuts, and/or grains combined with vegetables in some arrangement that can be baked or fried; it’s easily the star of a recipe.
These lentil bites have been around on the site for a couple years now but I felt it worthwhile to share, in one spot, all the ways I use these. I stopped calling them meatballs some time ago, because for the obvious reason: there’s no meat. But also, these bites are so much more versatile than the term ‘meatball’ lets on. I keep all these ingredients in my pantry and more often than not, I have a batch of uncooked bites in the freezer. These are also toddler friendly (a big plus in my house!)