Meatless Monday Recipe – Quinoa Patties with Poached Eggs

3 Jun

Okay folks, if any of you tell me you don’t know what to do with quinoa, I will lose it!!!  I have posted soooo many quinoa recipes on this site, there really is no excuse for anyone to tell me that they don’t know what to do with this magical, deliciously nutritious grain.  Here’s a fun twist on how to eat quinoa.  Why not give it a try?

You will notice the picture shows mozarella cheese melted between the poached egg and quinoa and the original recipe also calls for parmesan cheese sprinkled on top and you are more than welcome to try it that way.  Since I don’t consume dairy, I have posted the recipe as I make it and you know what?  It was absolutely DELISH!!!!  Even my daughter devoured them 😉

Quinoa Patties with Poached Eggs
Servings: 6 patties

Ingredients:
2 cups cooked quinoa at room temperature
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup fresh chives, chopped finely, plus more for garnish
2 large shallots, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup whole wheat or whole grain bread crumbs, plus more if needed
Olive oil, for frying the patties (I used about 1-2 tablespoons total)
6 eggs, poached (one for each patty)

Instructions:
1. In a medium bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, beaten eggs, salt, chives, shallot and garlic, mixing well with a spatula.
2. Add the bread crumbs to the mixture and stir to mix completely.
3. Gently form six individual patties with the quinoa mixture, adding more bread crumbs if necessary. I made mine about 3-inches in diameter-feel free to make yours any size you want.
4. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat until shimmering.
5. Add the patties, cover, and cook, about 5 minutes or so, until lightly browned on one side.
6. Uncover the patties, and flip (VERY gently) with a spatula, cooking uncovered on the opposite side for another 5 minutes or so, or until each side is browned.
7. Top each patty with a poached egg. Garnish with sea salt, pepper, and chives.

Serve immediately and ENJOY!!!

Source:  BodyRockTv

Until next time,

Have a fit and fabulous day.

Lisa

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One Response to “Meatless Monday Recipe – Quinoa Patties with Poached Eggs”

  1. Eliz October 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    Merely a smiling visitor here to share the love (:, btw great style .

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