Taste tester was more than a little in love with these Patty Cakes. He has requested extras to eat cold for snacks... that I am not so sure about. Hot and Crispy is how I prefer them (but, I have yet to try them cold). I'll keep you updated. Would make a great Memorial Day BBQ side dish! Or a Vegetarian Burger replacement?
Quinoa Patty Cakes
Adapted from Whole Living Martha Stewart
2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
4 large eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp salt
1 medium carrot peeled and finely chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano (Or any cheese, you may want to add a bit more if you use another)
1/2 cup chopped scallions ( I only used about 1/3, but I think more would have been better!)
1 cup bread crumbs
Red chili flakes to taste (I used about 1/2 tsp)
Sour Cream and Cilantro for garnish
Combine quinoa with whisked eggs. Add salt and pepper. Add carrot, garlic, scallions, cheese, bread crumbs and red chili flakes. Mix. Let sit for about 10 minutes. Form 10-12 patties with the mixture by rolling and forming patty cake shape with your hands. Heat a skillet with a little olive oil to medium heat. Throw on your patties. Let cook for about 7-10 minutes until browned. Flip and cook other side an additional 5-6 minutes.
Serve with Sour Cream and Cilantro and a side salad. Eat leftovers cold as a snack (Taste tester's recommendation, not mine). If you try it let me know, I would like a second opinion. Not that I don't trust the taste tester, I just don't really trust the taste tester.