Crispy Quinoa Fritters

No guilt Fritters!!!  

Quinoa is the only grain that is a complete protein and very little oil is used to fry them so they make a very healthy yet tasty snack.

Makes 12-14 cakes

3 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup uncooked)DSC_6623

1/3 cup parmesan cheese

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1/2 cup scallion, thinly sliced

2 eggs

1/3 c flour

1 t turmeric (or curry if you prefer the flavor)DSC_6626

salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
(Optional: add 1 c drained black beans)

AIOLI

1/2 cup mayonaise

1-2 cloves raw garlic or a head of roasted

1 lemon, juiced

1/4 teaspoon of cayenneimage

Fresh pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Mix all the ingredients for the cakes and let sit for five minutes.   Form in balls and mold together with your hands.  If they are too dry, add a little stock for moisture.

Put 1 T olive oil mixed with 1 T Canola in a saute pan on medium low heat.  (O.O. gives the flavor and Canola can handle a high temperature)  Fry cakes 4-5 minutes a side until brown.

Blend all the aioli ingredients with a hand-held blender or food processor and serve on the side.

Serve warm or at room temperature.  Leftovers make great snacks to go!

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