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“Vegetarian version of "chicken Kiev" from "Favorite Vegetarian Dishes" cookbook. Makes bean patties filled with an herb butter. If you use margarine, this is a vegan dish. I have used an onion instead of a leek and it works well. The original recipe does not call for the spices listed below, only salt and pepper, so you can try it either way. My family tends to like things more flavorful.”
6 patties

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  1. For garlic butter, put butter, garlic, and parsley in a bowl and blend with a wooden spoon. Place butter on a sheet of baking parchment, and roll into a cigar shape and wrap in the parchment. Chill until needed.
  2. With a potato masher, mash the kidney beans in a mixing bowl, and stir in 11/4 cup of bread crumbs until blended.
  3. Melt the 2 tablespoons butter in a heavy skillet. Add the leek and celery and saute over low heat, stirring constantly, for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add bean mixture to the skillet, together with parsley, and spices. Mix thoroughly. Remove the pan from heat and cool slightly. Divide into 6 equal portions shaped into ovals.
  5. Slice garlic butter into 6 pieces and place a slice in the center of each bean patty. With your hands, mold the bean mixture around the garlic butter to encase it completely.
  6. Dip each patty into the beaten egg to coat, and then roll in the remaining bread crumbs.
  7. Heat oil in a skillet and cook the patties, turning once, for 7-10 minutes, until golden brown. Serve immediately.

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