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Herb and Garlic Quinoa Fritters!

By: Kecia’s Flavor Breakthrough! I am experimenting a lot with quinoa. I like it. I have in the plans to make a pizza crust, too. I love to make it and just toss in some garlic and olive oil. I put it in a salad the other day, it’s pretty versatile and has some great nutrients in it! The last batch I made, I got distracted and overcooked it a little bit making it somewhat sticky. I was thinking what can I do with all this left over sticky quinoa. Then I though maybe if I mix it with a bunch of flavorful herbs an make little patties out of it and fry it, that should taste good! Heck, anything fried tastes good, right? Right!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Garlic, Herbs, KeciasFlavorBreakthrough, Quinoa, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

Fritter Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 fresh basil leaves minced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh flat leaf parsley minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs

Dipping aioli:

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 more clove garlic minced
  • 1 more leaves of fresh basil minced
  • ½ tsp. dried mint leaves
  • 1 tsp. more fresh parsley minced

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix the quinoa, egg, basil, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper, bread crumbs and parmesan. Form into 8 patties and set on a tray. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat. When hot place some of the fritters in the oil, don’t over crowd. Cook 3 minutes or until browned and crisp. Flip and repeat. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining fritters.

For the Dipping aioli:

  1. Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix. Let stand for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Serve fritters with aioli while hot.

Recipe Notes

Side Note: My husband came in the house after I made these and thought they smelled delicious! While he is not a huge quinoa fan he said they were pretty tasty! I loved them and took left-overs for my lunch the next day. The fritter was even better; I heated it for 40 seconds in the microwave. I wasn’t going to add bread crumbs but had a difficult time getting them fritters to hold together.