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)

1 egg
Olive oil
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!

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