Baked Quinoa Patties

Baked Quinoa Patties
Serves 6
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  1. 2 1/2 cups (12 oz.) cooked quinoa, at room temperature
  2. 5 large eggs, lightly beaten
  3. 1/2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  4. 1/3 cup (1/2 oz.) finely chopped fresh chives
  5. 1/3 cup (!/2 oz.) finely chopped fresh dill
  6. 1 cup (1 1/2 oz.) finely chopped kale
  7. 1 yellow or white onion, finely chopped
  8. 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  9. 1 teaspoon (toasted) cumin seeds, or ¾ teaspoon cumin powder
  10. 1 teaspoons baking powder
  11. 1 cup whole grain bread crumbs, plus more if needed
  12. water or a bit of flour, if needed
  13. 1/3 cup (1/2 oz.) crumbled feta
  14. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or clarified butter
  1. Preheat oven to 400F .
  2. Combine the quinoa, eggs, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in the chives, dill, kale, onion, garlic, and cumin. Stir well.
  3. Add the baking powder and bread-crumbs, stir, and let sit for a few minutes so the crumbs can absorb some of the moisture.
  4. Gently stir in the feta.
  5. At this point, you should have a mixture you can easily form into twelve 1-inch thick patties. I err on the very moist side because it makes for a not-overly-dry patty, but you can add more bread crumbs, a bit at a time, to firm up the mixture, if need be. Conversely, a bit more beaten egg or water can be used to moisten the mixture. If you're still having trouble getting the mixture to hold - mix in flour, a couple tablespoons at a time.
  6. Oil a baking sheet, and arrange the patties with a bit of space between each. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until the bottoms are brown. Flip and bake for another 5 minutes. Or, they can be pan fried in oil about 10 minutes per side.
  7. Enjoy hot, or allow to cool to room temperature on a cooling rack.
Farmers Market Shopping List
  1. 1 bunch Chives
  2. 1 bunch Dill
  3. ½ dozen Eggs
  4. 1 head Garlic
  5. 1 bunch Kale
  6. Small bottle Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  7. 1 Onion, white or yellow
Adapted from Heidi Swanson’s Blog 101 Cooking
Studio City Farmers Market