Sunday, May 25, 2014

Quinoa Fritters

Rich almost died and went to heaven when he saw a plate of these...He thought they were old-fashioned oatmeal cookies!!

No.  They were fritters made with quinoa!

Nancy has been making versions of these for a few years now.  Simple!  There are several récipes on line, but Nancy just makes it up:  some cooked quinoa, an egg or 2, some grated cheese, some chopped onion and garlic.    Nothing gets measured.  You aim for cookie dough 'feel'.  This batch was a little too thin/sticky, so some quinoa flour was added.  Then, she made little balls, flattened them and fried them in coconut oil.  Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside.  Add a dipping sauce of greek yogurt and lemon...or some salsa, guacamole, sour cream...Yummy!

The next batch was a sweet versión, no sugar added.  Start with ripe mashed bananas, chopped walnuts and almonds, an egg, add cimmamon, cooked quinoa, some banana, quinoa and coconut flours.  Very tasty!  This dough was more soft, so you can drop the dough into the hot oil, flatten as you go...

Sweet or savory, these fritters are so easy and delicious.  We'd love to hear about your variations!

Buen Provecho!

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