Sunday, February 16, 2014
New Gluten Free Quinoa Cakes
While I'm still dabbling in my Gluten Free diet (I've stopped it just in time for Valentine's Day), I wanted to share a fun and simple recipe I created for quinoa cakes.
Having leftover red quinoa from a side dish I made, as well as some leftover ground sausage with veggies, I decided to mix the two together, add some egg as binder and pan fry it up. The result was a deliciously golden quinoa patty (almost like a croquette) with a crispy outside and a warm, hearty inside. Here's the simple recipe - feel free to substitute with or without the protein of your choice.
Fooditka's Quinoa Cakes (serves 2)
Leftover red or white cooked quinoa (1 - 1 1/2 cups)
1 cup, ground chicken or turkey sausage (cook with veggies such as onions and pepper to create great aromatics)
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredients together and pan fry in a non stick skillet for about 5 minutes/side. Make sure to keep a close eye, as to not burn the your quinoa cakes. Season lightly with salt and pepper to taste (as needed). Serve cakes with a sweet or spicy sauce or chutney. I enjoyed mine with a spicy BBQ sauce.
Happy gluten-free eating!