Okay, maybe this is not new to some people, but it was new to us. We were bored with the same old recipes for quinoa as salad or side dish and it was the only grain I actually had left in the cupboard that day. I went digging around and found an old recipe from a friend for Quinoa Patties. I didn't quite like all of the flavorings that she had added to the recipe, but used it as a pattern to devise our own flavorful taste treat.
Since creating our recipe, I have learned that Fried and even Baked Quinoa patties are a common recipe used by countless people. The internet is packed full of other recipes for them that I did not know existed! Apparently, there are thousands of people out there who loved them as much as we did.
This recipe is great to make with leftover Quinoa, too. In fact, the next time we boiled up some quinoa, I went ahead and doubled the recipe so that I would have enough for the next day to make patties!
Use your imagination with this one to flavor it up any way you like. They are even tasty served with sauces.
Fried Quinoa Patties
1 Cup Quinoa
2 Cups Water
1 tsp salt
Bring to a boil, simmer until done.
1 Med. to Lg Onion, very finely chopped
1 Cup Potato flakes
1 Tbsp chia seeds, ground
1 Tbsp flax seeds, ground
6 Tbsp warm water
Mix together these two, then enough water to make an egg-like consistency.
Once quinoa is done, mix all ingredients together well in a bowl.
Heat Griddle to 350-400 degrees F. When heated, drizzle with oil, spread oil, and then plop mixture onto hot griddle by 1/4-1/3 cup dollops, spread or press it out until pancake thickness. Allow to fry until heated thoroughly throughout and nicely dark brown and crispy. Flip, and brown the other side.
Serve hot with bbq sauce, ketchup, mustard, sriracha sauce, or other desired dipping sauces. Will also go delish with mayonaisse and toppings on a bun! OR With nicely fried eggs.
Additional options: chopped peppers, jalepenos, garlic, or other herbs as desired.
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