The vegetarian recipe for Wheat Germ Crusted Mushroom Burgers:

8 vegan burgers


  • 200 g white button mushrooms (wash and cut each into 6 halves)
  • 2 cups textured vegetable protein (TVP) grains
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup roasted cashew nuts (coarsely grind)
  • 1 cup wheat starch
  • 1 cup raw wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup water


  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp crushed dried oregano
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes


  1. Heat oil and fry TVP till golden brown.
  2. Add button mushrooms, oregano and salt; combine and saute until the mushrooms turn soft.
  3. Add mashed potatoes and saute until well mixed.
  4. Add water and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Dish out and place the TVP mixture in a mixing bowl.
  6. Immediately add in ground black pepper, nutritional yeast flakes and wheat starch; combine.
  7. Then, add ground cashew nuts and mix evenly to form a dough.
  8. Scoop out a handful of dough, form into balls and gentle press to shape into 1 cm thick rounds.
  9. Spray some water on the surface of the mushroom burgers, coat the burgers in wheat germ and fry until golden brown.
  10. May serve with tomato sauce and lettuce.