Baked Quinoa Patties
This past Saturday evening we made these incredible Baked Quinoa Patties from the blog Whisks and Whimsy at a family BBQ. In all honesty, the recipe is absolutely fantastic! Not only are they pretty simple to make, they are absolutely delicious. The recipe makes quite a few patties as well so if you have extras you can always save them for another day when you don' t have time to cook.
make sure you use a baking sheet instead of a glass pan to ensure that the outside gets nice and brown and crisp.
make sure to grease the pan to help brown the patties and allow them to slide off easily
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
1 tsp cumin
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa, room temp
5 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt
1 cup finely chopped kale
1/3 cup finely chopped chives
1/3 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley
1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan
1 cup whole grain bread crumbs
1 tsp baking powder
preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion, cumin and salt. Cook until the onions have softened and turn translucent and stir in the garlic. Cook for 30 seconds more, until the garlic is fragrant. Turn off the head and set the onions aside to cool.
In a large bowl, combine quinoa, eggs and salt. Add kale, chives, parsley, parmesan and cooled onion mixture, mix well. Stir in the bread crumbs (grind in a food processor) and baking powder. Let stand for a few minutes so the bread crumbs can absorb moisture. If needed add more breadcrumbs or water to adjust the consistency of the mixture— it should hold together, but leave it on the wet side if you can so that is stays moist throughout when cooked.
Oil a baking sheet with 1 tbsp of olive oil. From the quinoa mixture into 12 patties and arrange them on the oiled baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes, until bottoms are brown and crusty. Flip the patties over and bake for another 5 minutes.
Makes 12 patties
You can serve as a burger in a bun or eat it on it's own. It will be delicious either way.