Thursday, September 17, 2015

Left-over Lentil-Bulgur Kuftas, the Armenian ‘Breakfast of Champions’?!?

I am pleased to report that the lentil-bulgur kuftas were well-received at our Womens’ Guild Welcome-Back luncheon this past weekend. (Thank you, ladies!) I made some extra so that my husband, Doug, could have some for his lunch at home that day, too.

Since we had some kuftas left over, Doug suggested I dip them in egg and pan-fry them for breakfast. (We use this technique with left-over regular kuftas, too, and it is quite delicious.)
Lentil-Bulgur Kufta Patties
If you are not Armenian, I must warn you … the combination of lentils and bulgur as a breakfast choice could make you feel uncomfortable as it produces the ‘bulgur-effect’. What does that mean? Well, let’s just say, that’s why Gas-X was created!

If this doesn’t appeal to you as a breakfast option, it works well for lunch with a tossed salad, or some sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, and pieces of lavash – or - as an appetizer with your beverage of choice.

The Procedure:

1.    Flatten each lentil-bulgur kufta ball
Original kufta ball (left); flattened into a patty (right)

2.    Dip each in flour, to lightly coat both sides
Patty coated in flour

3.    Dip the floured patties in 2 beaten eggs
Patties dipped in 2 beaten eggs

       4.    Pan-fry them in a skillet with 2 Tbsp. oil over medium heat, about 2 minutes per side, until golden brown.
Pan-frying Lentil-bulgur patties 

That’s all there is to it!


  1. Replies
    1. Probably, Aghavni, but we've never had any of these left-over to freeze!

  2. Robin, Cumin helps with the gas problem. Freezing them just looses it fresh flavor.

    1. Cumin, of course! That's what my recipe is missing - farewell, Gas-X!

  3. Hi Robyn, congratulations! You just rediscovered a traditional Armenian recipe for re-using leftover lentil kuftahs. In proper Armenian (ha ha), they're called yapmas.

    1. Thanks for the official name, Ara! We use the egg-dipping/frying technique with left-over kufta. That's why Doug suggested I do it to the left over lentil kuftas (I mean yapmas). Always delicious! Plus I updated the post for the lentil kufta recipe by adding cumin to the seasoning list. So, I thank you and anonymous!