Monday, 29 August 2011

Croquettes Anyone?

Motivated by an excess of zucchini (thanks to S & S and their fabulous organic garden plot), I made these croquettes for supper.  They were really yummy, so I thought I'd share the recipe with you.

Quinoa Croquettes
(adapted from Anna Getty's Easy Green Organics)

1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 medium carrot, grated
1 small zucchini, grated
1 green onion, finely chopped
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
6 sprigs parsley, minced
l egg *
1/4 cup flour
sesame oil

Cook the quinoa in 2 cups of water in your rice cooker or however you would cook rice.  Transfer to a mixing bowl and let cool.  Stir in grated carrot and zucchini, green onion, garlic powder, salt, parsley, egg and flour.  Mix well.  Form the mixture into patties about 1/2 inch thick and 2 to 4 inches in diameter.  Heat about 2 tsps of sesame oil in a frying pan on medium heat.  Fry the quinoa patties in the oil for about 3 or 4 minutes per side, until both sides are golden.  Keep warm until ready to serve.
* Uh oh!  Not vegan!  Sorry about that!  The original recipe called for an egg and I happened to have one so I used it.  I think you could omit the egg because the quinoa is sticky enough to hold the patty together.

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