I like these patties as a savory breakfast or for lunch or dinner with greens. They also grab and go well if you’re on the run. Quinoa is a complete (gluten-free!) protein, so these little patties seriously satisfy. Here are easy directions for making quinoa. 1 cup of uncooked quinoa yields about 4 cups cooked. Use the search function on our site to find other healthy salads, soups and side dishes featuring quinoa. Enjoy!
Yield: 11-12 small patties
I use a 2-ounce ice-cream scoop to portion my patties. You may need to add a bit if water (about 1/4 cup) so the patties are moist and stick together.
- 2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
- 4 large eggs, beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh chives
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan, grated Gruyere, or crumbled Feta cheese
- 3 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 cup whole grain bread crumbs
- olive oil for pan frying
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the quinoa, eggs, salt, chives, onion, cheese and garlic.
- Add the bread crumbs and stir. Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes while the breadcrumbs absorb some moisture.
- Heat the oil in a large (I use cast iron) skillet over medium-low. Add half of the patties to the pan and cover. Cook them for about 7 minutes on each side, until they develop a nice dark brown crust. Remove the patties from the skillet to a rack to cool. Repeat process with remaining patties.
Adapted from Super Natural Every Day