Friday, February 24, 2017
Trader Joe's Carrot & Pea Vegetable Patties
As is often the case for TJ's frozen food products, the box suggests two alternative ways of preparing the contents: fry in oil or heat in oven.
I've tried both with these patties, and neither yields a satisfying texture; they're mushy in the middle either way.
The taste is nothing to write home about, either. It's been a while since we've heard from the Trader Joe's Blandification Committee, but this item is proof that the committee has not been disbanded.
I tried them with mango-ginger chutney. I tried them with traditional hamburger fixings. Neither was a good match. Maybe hot sauce would help?
The patties are also quite a bit smaller than most things billed as "patties." You can slap one on a hamburger bun, but it ends up looking like the diminutive beef patty in that famous Wendy's "Where's the beef?" ad:
Just about any way you look at it, this product is a big fat fail.
Will I buy it again?