Food Nation | Happy Patties on Horseback!


Happy Patties on Horseback!

Prep: 20 (mins)
Cooking: 20 (mins)
Feeds: Party food


Heat a ridged griddle pan or BBQ. Using a peeler, peel thin slices of the zucchini lengthwise. Brush one side with a little olive oil and grill slices on the griddle until lightly charred. Set aside to cool.

Cut each patty into 6 and roll into small cylinders. Heat a frying pan and when hot, add a little oil. Cook the cylinders until golden brown and caramelised. Cook in batches if necessary, adding more oil if needed.

Mix goat’s cheese or ricotta with lemon zest, chilli flakes, chives and salt and pepper.

Spread each slice of zucchini on the non-charred side with the cheese mixture. Place a patty cylinder on one end and roll up. Garnish with capers and a basil leaf.

Repeat with the remaining ingredients and serve on a platter.



  • 3 zucchini, sliced lengthwise into thin slices
  • Olive oil
  • Food Nation Broccoli, Pea & Quinoa Happy Patties
  • 100g ricotta or goats' cheese (or a vegan variation)
  • Zest of a lemon
  • Chilli flakes
  • Chives, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 24 basil leaves