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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Quinoa Parmesan Crisps

I love how easy it is to make, and even easier to customize the recipe for different preferences. For example,  adding bacon bits for a little bits of fun in the bites, or how about changing the spices to Southwestern mix and add in strained black beans and corn while replacing green bell pepper to red? Sounds confusing? It won't be once you tried the original recipe. So here goes:

Quinoa Parmesan Crisps

1 cup cooked quinoa (cooled)
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup onions - chopped really small
1/4 cup bell pepper - chopped really small
1/2 cup green onions (or parsley) - chopped thin
1 egg and 1 egg white
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Whisk all ingredients together then divide the mixture into balls about golf ball size. 

Flatten the balls loosely so they cook faster.  

Pour a bit of olive oil to the pan, just enough to cover the bottom. 


On high medium heat, pan fry the mixture until golden brown, flipping once each side. 

Set to cool on paper towel to absorb excess oil and enjoy!