Monday, April 2, 2012

Quinoa Patties

So I finally tried out this Quinoa Patty recipe since it was brewing in the back of my mind for the last few weeks.

So what is quinoa? Take a read here to learn more about this nutritional powerhouse: Quinoa

Overall preparation was a little on the messy side, since you need to really get your hands in there to mix. Now if you have a gadget that makes perfectly round patties or you have another tried-and-true way (let me know please!), there's no need to use your hands. Getting the consistency right without everything falling apart was a bit of a challenge as well. I think for next time, maybe a bit more cheese needs to be added. However, even with some of it crumbling, once they were crispy with a nice golden brown colour, oh so tasty! I'm sure with practice, it will get easier. So despite a few bumps, these quinoa patties tasted wonderful and definitely will make them again!

Quinoa patties! (i tweeked some of the ingredients - mainly the filling)

2 cups cooked quinoa
2 eggs
chop any veggies you like
add herbs/spices of your choice (*love Epicure's herb and garlic for this!)
1/2 cup grated cheese (*we like marble cheese best)
1/2 cup bread crumbs

Combine everything but the quinoa in a large bowl and mix well. Fold in the cooked quinoa until it’s fully incorporated and the mixture is even.

Heat a large frying pan, with a drizzle of oil to coat, place on medium high.

Using a spoon and/or your hands, form patties with the quinoa mix and place them into the hot frying pan.

Cook each side for approx 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Don’t touch them for the first minute or two to prevent them from falling apart!

Flip, and cook the other side for an additional 3 minutes, or until both sides are golden brown.

Serve! =)