Quinoa Fritters

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  • Servings: 6
KEY: Fall, Spring, Frying, Cocktail Party, Dinner Party, Latin American, Appetizers/starters, Beans, Grains & Legumes, Side Dishes, Fast, Vegetarian

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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Cotija cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 scallions, white and light green parts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch Italian parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • lemon wedges for garnish
  • Red Salsa for serving

How to make this recipe

  1. Wash the quinoa and drain well. Place a small dry saucepan over high heat. Add the quinoa and toast, shaking and stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to prevent scorching, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large saucepan and add the water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook, covered, until the water is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, flour, cheese, salt and pepper. Add the scallions, parsley, egg and egg yolk. Blend thoroughly with a mixing spoon until the mixture has the consistency of a soft dough.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Using two soup spoons, press the batter into egg-shaped ovals and gently slide into the hot oil. Fry until the bottoms are golden and brown, less than a minute. Turn and fry the second side until golden, less than 1 minute. Drain on paper towels and serve warm with lemon wedges and red salsa.
Contributed By Published July 2012

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