Monday, August 10, 2015

Quinoa Patties

These patties....
Photo courtesy of Eating Well Living Thin
They are amazing.  The recipe source calls them a quinoa burger.  (Please).  A hamburger is a burger.   If you are a vegetarian go ahead and call it that.  For all you meat eaters, lets just call it a patty.
A delicious patty filled with unusual ingredients that produces almost a tater tot result.
You can serve yours with a dollop of greek yogurt or sour cream as the picture shows.
You can eat them plain, as my 3 year old prefers.
Or make a meal out of it and try my personal favorite; with a slab of bacon and a fried egg on top.
Either way, these don't disappoint!

Quinoa Patties

1 c. uncooked quinoa, prepared per package directions (or 2 rounded cups cooked quinoa)
3/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 c. cottage cheese
1 medium carrot, grated
3 eggs
3 Tbsp. all purpose flour
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
oil for frying (olive, canola, vegetable, coconut)

In a large bowl combine cooked quinoa and all other ingredients except for the oil.
Heat a large skillet over medium low and coat the bottom liberally with oil.
(If you are taking my advice and cooking bacon, go ahead and use the bacon grease to fry these in).
Drop 1/4 - 1/3 of the mixture into the oil and flatten out into a patty. 
Use a spatula to smooth out the edges and make into a circle, squishing the mixture together to hold.
Fry until golden brown, at least 4 minutes per side.
Flip carefully, and fry remaining side.
Makes approximately 10 patties.

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