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Soak the wheat for 12 hours in plenty of water. Rinse in a sieve, drain then place in a saucepan with about twice the amount of water.

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Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour until the wheat grains start to pop up.

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Peel and dice the onions.

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Melt the butter in a pan and fry the onion until softened. Add the thyme.

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Add the drained wheat grains. Wash the tomatoes, halve, deseed and dice. Place the tomato cubes and 2 tbsp crème fraîche into the pan.

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Allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has almost completely evaporated. Season and leave to cool.

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Mix in the oats, breadcrumbs and flour. Stand for 10 minutes.

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Using damp hands, shape the mixture into patties.

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Heat the rapeseed oil in a pan and fry the patties until golden brown on both sides.