Kale and Quinoa Patties
Kale is my recent new obsession- I’ve been trying to find ways to add it to meals because 1) it’s delicious and 2) it’s so healthy! Add this to the fact that I’ve been wanting to try quinoa and mix up the monotony of pasta and rice, you have my quinoa and kale patties! Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup of quinoa (whatever kind you prefer or have at home)
2 cups water
5-6 steamed kale leaves
2-3 eggs (depends on their size and the consistency you want, I like with less egg)
½ cup whatever cheese you have at home, I chose parm
1 tablespoon of onion powder
1 squeezed lemon
½ cup of breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon of pepper
4 tablespoons of olive oil
First you’ll want to make the quinoa so that it is able to cool down. Follow the directions on the package; it’s usually 2 times water for 1 quinoa. Put the kale in a regular pasta strainer and use the boiling water over the quinoa to steam the leaves (crafty, eh?). Then chop the kale up in to small bits.
In a medium sized bowl, mix the kale, eggs, cheese, onion powder, lemon, breadcrumbs, and pepper. Once the quinoa is done, remove and put into a separate bowl. Place in the fridge for about 10 minutes to cool. When cooled, add to the mixture. Mix all of the ingredients well!
In a skillet, place about 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil. Put on high heat until it is very hot then turn it down to medium. Make pattie shapes with the mixture that are about the side of a small burger. When the oil is hot place 3-4 patties in the hot skillet (do NOT overcrowd the skillet). Leave the patties on for 5-6 minutes on each side- the patties will get a nice crispy brown color. Put down 2 paper towels on a plate to soak up the extra olive oil, though there shouldn’t be much, and place the patties as they are cooked on the plate.
Rotate until the entire mixture is used up, it will probably make about 12 patties.
These were delish! And pretty easy if you’re feeling up for a bit of an adventure. I had never worked with any of these main ingredients and I think they turned out pretty darn good. Only thing I’d change a bit is adding a little salt…but that is to each person’s taste.