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Quinoa Fritters Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa Fritters recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa Fritters using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mayflowerbp

Makes 6 servings



These delicious appetizers are a favorite at all our Border Grill Catering parties! They are perfect for the holidays served with your favorite dipping sauce, or they offer a crunchy, savory way to dress up a bowl of soup. We like using organic Ancient Harvest Quinoa for this dish because it has already been rinsed to remove a naturally occurring bitter coating--quinoa?s self defense mechanism to keep away birds.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa Fritters

2/3 cup quinoa
1 1/3 cups water
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 oz Cheese (oz)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 green onions, white and light green parts only, finely chopped
10 g Italian parsley
1 egg
1 egg yolk
3/4 cup High Heat Safflower Oil, Refined

Recipe Directions for Quinoa Fritters

  1. Serves 6 pcs

  2. 2/3 cup white or black quinoa, rinsed and well drained (if necessary)

  3. 1 1/3 cups water

  4. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  5. 1/4 cup grated cotija cheese

  6. 3/4 teaspoon salt

  7. Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  8. 4 green onions, white and light green parts only, finely chopped

  9. 1/2 bunch Italian parsley, chopped

  10. 1 egg

  11. 1 egg yolk

  12. 3/4 cup canola or grapeseed oil

  13. Place a small, dry saucepan over high heat. Add quinoa and toast for about 5 minutes, shaking and stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Transfer to a large saucepan and add water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook, covered, until water is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  14. In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, flour, cheese, and salt. Add onions, parsley, egg, and yolk. Stir thoroughly with a spoon until the mixture has the consistency of soft dough.

  15. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Using two soup spoons, press 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 a minute. Drain on paper towels and serve warm.

Categories

Appetizers, American-Southern

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 135.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
378
Calories from Fat
294
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
32.7g
50%
Saturated Fat
4.0g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
74mg
25%
Sodium
469mg
20%
Potassium
156mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
16.4g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
0.3g
Protein
7.0g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 10% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
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