Thursday, October 9, 2014

Quinoa/Kale Patties

2 ½ cups cooked quinoa, cooled
4 cups kale or spinach, cleaned, deveined, & chopped small
3 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp sea salt
1 small yellow onion, diced 
½ cup chives, chopped
½ cup Parmesan, grated
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup finely ground bread crumbs (use gluten free breadcrumbs to make this dish gluten free or pork rinds to lower carbs)
2 Tbsp olive oil plus more for frying

1. Combine quinoa, eggs, Parmesan, chives and salt in medium mixing bowl.
2. Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in skillet on medium heat then sweat onions and garlic, approximately 3 minutes. Add kale to skillet and cook until kale is bright green and soft.
3. Add kale mixture to quinoa mixture, then add breadcrumbs and stir to combine.
4. Place large clean skillet on medium heat and add enough oil to coat bottom of pan.  Form patties using ½ cup of quinoa mixture and place patties in skillet being careful not to overcrowd the pan. 
5. Fry until golden brown on each side, approximately 5 minutes per side.
Remove patties, drain on paper towel and serve. 
6. Makes: 10 patties

Note: okay to use frozen chopped spinach, thawed in the microwave.

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