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Monday, March 31, 2014

Quinoa-Walnut Patties for Pesach (Passover)

I start this post with a disclaimer. I am not a Rabbi nor a Halachic (Jewish Law) Authority of any sorts. I know there has been debate about whether quinoa is kitniyot (a legume) and whether Ashkenazi Jews can eat quinoa on Pesach. We do eat quinoa on Pesach which is very helpful in feeding my two vegetarians. This recipe is great all year round and is gluten free so I recommend that you continue reading no matter what your background.

I served these patties at lunch on Shabbat (Saturday) and they were enjoyed by the vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

Directions

1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
2 cups boiling water
1 medium onion finely diced
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
6 oz (approx 180 g) ground walnuts
salt
freshly ground pepper
2-4 eggs

non-stick spray or oil for greasing baking pan


Cook quinoa and cool. 
Heat oil and saute onions until carmelized, add the garlic for the last minute or two of cooking.
Mix all quinoa, onion-garlic sautee and the rest of the ingredients until well mixed. 
Form into approximately 12 patties and place on greased baking pan.
Bake at 225 C(450 F) or broil/grill in oven for approximately 15 mins and then flip and cook for approximately 5-10 mins on the second side.

Serve as is or with the sauce of your choice.

Can be frozen and can be reheated.



B'Teavon-Enjoy!