Sorry for the thread hijack, spo.
I can't say that I've had the patience for a full 12 hours, bread pudding needs it but I don't think this does - about an hour is all I can muster. Less than that and they tend to break apart when you're trying to put some cornmeal on them and flip them in and out of the pan. I do put the onion, pepper and garlic mixture in the freezer to cool it quickly before I combine it with the beans. You could probably do that with the patties as long as you keep an eye on it.