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On Monday we put up a recipe for Quinoa Sausage soup and it was so delicious that it’s really sparked a taste for this super seed. So much so that Tara turned around and tried another recipe for Quinoa and we want to let you in on a little secret…

These were amazing!!!

Not only were they good for dinner with some nice grilled veggies but also as a quick and easy breakfast accompaniment with an egg or two and more than once Tara grabbed one and ate it cold as a quick on the go snack.

The Original recipe can be found here. We made a few adjustments to the ingredients but otherwise followed it pretty closely. This should yield about 10 – 12 patties.

Baked Quinoa Patties

The ingrediants:

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked Quinoa (at room temperature)
  • 5 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 cup finely chopped spinach
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • garlic, finely chopped (as much as you want)
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup whole bread crumbs (we used panko)
  • 2/3 cup crumbled feta
Preheat your oven to 400F

– Side note: we cooked the quinoa on the spot and then to bring to room temperature stuck in the freezer for about 5 – 10 minutes. You want it to be room temperature because it will be easier to form into patties.

  

  

Combine quinoa, chives, dill, lightly beaten eggs, garlic, onion and spinach in a large bowl. Add garam masala, baking powder, panko (or bread crumbs) and feta.

  

Let stand for a minute or two (or five) to allow the panko (or bread crumbs) to soak up the egg and get all nice and sticky!

– Side Note: The original recipe hinted that having the mixture a little on the moist side will keep the patties from drying out. If however the mixture isn’t forming nicely into patties you can add a few spoonfuls of flour to help keep them together. We didn’t have much hassle once we figured out how much pressure to use to form them.

– Side Note: if your cookie sheet is non-stick (as most of them are these days) add a little olive oil to allow the patties to brown up on each side.

Place in oven and bake on 400F for about 20 minutes. Flip and continue to bake for another 5 – 7 minutes. Enjoy hot or cool down to room temperature (if you can wait that long).

  

No matter when you eat them, one thing is for sure…

~ Now that’s good eatin folks!

 

 

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