Updated: Jan 3
These little fritters are scrumptiously good. Loaded with vitamins and flavor, this little patties that have a crispy exterior and a soft creamy interior. The quinoa adds texture and a little crunch. Call them patties, fritters, creatures; you’re gonna love them. They taste equally good when they are warm or room temperature. They make for a fabulous appetizer, side dish, or if you make them bigger. Two of these patties can be your lunch or sensible dinner with a salad on the side.
Makes 18-20 / 2”mini patties or 6 / 3.5” side patties
1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes steamed and pureed. Makes about 3 cups 2 cups cooked Quinoa, you can use red quinoa if you prefer. Approximately 1 cup of uncooked quinoa yields 2.25 cups when cooked. 2 cups kale finely chopped. I used Lacinto kale, a.k.a. Dinosaur Kale but, any flat kind kale will work. 2 eggs (vegan: substitute 2 tablespoons ground flax seed + 3 tablespoons of water) ½ cup panko or any kind of plain bread crumbs. If you have gluten allergies, ground old fashion oats or almond meal will work. 3 teaspoons cornstarch. If using the almond meal add one extra teaspoon. 1 teaspoon grated ginger 1 good pinch paprika or smoked paprika 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon kosher salt
4-6 tablespoons grape seed oil, peanut oil, or coconut oil to pan fry them.
For the dipping sauce:
¼ cup Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger pinch of salt pinch of pepper
In a small cup mix all ingredients and chill.
Hot sauce of your preference. I highly recommend Sriracha Sauce.
1. Roll Kale into a tight roll and chop chiffonade style.
2. In a medium size bowl, place all ingredients and mix well.
3. In a medium size pan heat up about 4-6 tablespoons of grape seed oil, peanut oil or coconut oil. 4. With a small Ice cream scooper scoop about 6 patties into the pan and slightly flatten the tops
Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
5. Cool them on a rack. Serve warm or at room temperature, with the ginger sauce on the side and some hot sauce of your preference.….Enjoy!