Thursday, July 12, 2012

Quinoa Corn Cakes

We are quinoa addicts. 
Honestly, like the whole family.
I try to make it at least three times a week.
We even have a insider name for it, "the poop grain".
I mean lets keep it real, or in this case regular, anything with that much fiber is helping out if you know what I mean.
But I digress. 

What you will need:
- 2 cups cooked quinoa {and if it is your first time making it MAKE SURE TO RINSE IT OUT!}
- 3 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 egg slightly beaten
- Juice from half a lemon
- 2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- Corn from to ears
- Olive oil

For dressing:
- 1/4 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp of lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Scallion

-Mix all ingredients except oil olive.  Set to the side for about 5 mins. Heat about 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat.  Form patties about 1/4 in thick, if your patties are too wet add a little more flour.  Then fry them about 5mins per side. Just keep an eye and adjust the temp as needed. I worked in batches and  used the oven to keep them warm.

For the dressing mix the sour cream, lemon and s&p. 
Spread on warm cake then sprinkle with scallion.

Makes about 9 cakes.

These turned out super yummy.
I hope to play around some more and come up with other varieties.

And eat your quinoa on the "regular"!


Sally said...

My family loves quinoa, too. I am always looking for new ways to prepare it. Thanks for sharing, I am going to try this soon!

Mycharmingcolors said...

Looks good!

Mrs. Swaddle said...

Looks like a great dish. Tasty!