Quinoa Cakes

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I try to find recipes that are yummy, satisfying, and have added bonuses like protein and fiber. Quinoa is a super-seed that has all of the above including iron, magnesium and many other important things to include in your diet. In short eat quinoa and be happy ๐Ÿ™‚ This recipe is great as a side and I have also heated up a patty for lunch with a small salad so it is very versatile.

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:

– 2 cups of COOKED quinoa, cooled (I have made the mistake of cooking 2 cups of raw quinoa.. Remember that 1 cup of uncooked quinoa equals 2 cups cooked. Unless you want to make a double batch of course ๐Ÿ™‚ )

– 2/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

– 2 tbsp all purpose flour

– 2 green onions, sliced (I love green onions so I usually use more)

– 2 cloves of garlic, minced

– 1 egg, beaten

– 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs (Japanese breadcrumbs)

– 1/2 tsp black pepper

– Pinch of cayenne pepper

-3 tbsp olive or canola oil.

Directions:

1.) Mix together all ingredients EXCEPT the oil.

2.) Heat the oil in a large skillet.

3.) Using 1/4 cup-1/3 cup measuring cup to form patties. (I like to pack them into balls and when they are in the skillet I use the underside of the measuring cup to flatten it just a little bit. Do not flatten too much or else it will be really hard to flip.)

4.) Put up to 4 patties in the pan and cook on each side for 3-4 minutes.

5.) When browned to your liking transfer to a plate and lightly top with salt.

6.) Indulge ๐Ÿ™‚

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