I made these up last night as I thought I had tvp in the house but it transpires I imagined that. So I made these with brown lentils instead! They're my meat-free alternative to the traditional faggots which are made with all kinds of gross stuff like pigs innards. I always remember as a kid having them with rice (we used to call them birds nests!). I digress. This was a total make-it-up-as-I-go-along so it does need tweaking, I'll try to update it when I get time to make it again.
1 large onion
Oil for frying
2 garlic cloves
1/2 tbsp tomato puree
1/2 tbsp tamari
1 cup cooked brown lentils
1 tbsp dried parsley
A few sage leaves
1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast (depending on personal preference - I love nooch so used 2)
Egg replacer for one egg (I used orgran)
Gently fry the onions, then add all the other ingredients. Add a little water and bring to the boil. Simmer on a low heat until all the water has evaporated. Leave to cool. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth. When completely cool, form into tight balls then lightly fry for 5-10 minutes on each side (depending on your preference of having them crispy or what-not). You could oven-bake them but they'll probably fall apart.
Serve with mash, peas and onion gravy.