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Monday, August 10, 2015

Quinoa and Zucchini Patties

Zucchini being so prolific in our area, I continue to try out new ways to use this vegetable.  Paring these patties with other fresh veggies you get everything you need for a healthy nutritious meal.  Quinoa and eggs give you protein.  Quinoa also serves as a whole grain, a healthy complex carbohydrate, that will gives sustained energy.  The veggies give multiple nutrients.  Try these out and enjoy them!

Quinoa and Zucchini Patties

2 medium sized zucchini (about 3 cups shredded)
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup breadcrumbs (your choice of what kind, I use gluten free)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt, divided use
3 tbsp. minced green onions
3 tbsp. minced fresh flat leaf parsley
1 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
3 eggs, lightly beaten

Shred the zucchini onto a lint free towel and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt.  Allow to sit 20 to 30 minutes.  Gather the towel around the zucchini and squeeze out as much moister as possible.  Place the zucchini in a bowl along the rest of the ingredients, including the other 1/2 tsp. of salt.  Mix thoroughly.  Heat a griddle or frying pan to medium heat.  Oil the griddle or pan.  Place a heaping spoon full of the mixture on the griddle and form into a 3" patties approximately 3/4" thick using the back of the spoon.  Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until browned.  Turn over and cook the other side 4 to 5 minutes or until browned and patties become firm.  

The mixture that makes up these patties is very soft.  As a result they do not do well on a grill.  I have also tried topping the patties with cheese when I turn them.  The addition of a mild cheese is yummy!  Find the combo you like and make them your own.  Enjoy you time in the kitchen!

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