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Quinoa Fritters with Preserves

Quinoa Fritters with Preserves

Everyone wants to know what to do with quinoa. In spite its popularity, many cooks are stuck with either making salad or buying quinoa breads in order to serve this popular grain. Here, we have done something different with a little more pizazz. These little guys can be pre-formed, frozen and then sealed in bags to pull out whenever company is coming. Simply fry them from frozen and serve with a great Roothams preserve or two.



In a large bowl combine the cooked quinoa, eggs, cheese, flour, onion, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly to combine ingredients. But be gentle- you dont want mushy quinoa.

Using about 2 tbsp of mix for each fritter, form tight balls of the mixtuer. You can either leave them as balls or squish them down to form patties. Add a touch of flour to the outside of each one to keep it from sticking to your hands. Form all of the mixture into fritters.

If you are freezing the fritters, lay them on baking sheets so that none are touching. You can stack layers if they are seperated by parchment paper. Freeze and then bag them for later use.

In a large skillet, heat up oil for frying to about 1/2 inch in depth. Heat the oil to around 360-375F.

Fry the fritters a few at a time (a few is defined as the number that can be fried without lowering the oil temperature significantly) until they are crispy and brown. Remove to paper towels and season with salt and pepper directly after frying.

Serve with both Roothams Apricot Ginger Date Chutney and Cranberry Apple Chardonnay Chutney.