Sunday, September 28, 2014

crispy quinoa cakes with peas and parmesan

Now that it's officially fall, there are more amazing cookbooks coming out than I can possibly keep up with. I've got wayyy too many on my wish list (this and this at the top!). My first fall cookbook purchase was Easy Gourmet - and what a good buy it was! The photography and design are gorgeous, and the recipes are simple yet fresh and original.

These crispy quinoa cakes are from the breakfast section of the book, but we enjoyed these for dinner and many subsequent snacks. They are nutty and crispy and even better with a fried egg and sriracha on top (because, really, what isn't?).

Crispy Quinoa Cakes with Peas (adapted from Easy Gourmet)
serves 2-4

you'll need:
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/3 grated pecorino
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
pinch of cayenne
3 large eggs
olive oil
optional for topping: fried eggs, sriracha

In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, peas, pecorino, dill, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, cayenne and eggs. Form mixture into 

Heat a bit of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop mixture onto the pan and cook until browned and crispy on each side, 6-8 minutes.

Serve with a fried egg on top and sriracha, if desired.

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  1. We love eggs, Parmesan, and of course quinoa! This dish is perfectly delish!

  2. This looks delicious, I cannot wait to try and make my own quinoa cakes! They looks soo soooo good!

  3. I've been eyeing that recipe! Looks gorgeous!

  4. Love everything in this recipe--what a great weeknight meal!

  5. I was just browsing through that cookbook last night and, no joke, had bookmarked the quinoa cakes to make soon! This further confirms that I need to make them ASAP. :)

    stephanie @ girl versus dough

  6. this is a great idea for both breakfast, lunch, and dinner!!!

  7. I haven't tried making quinoa cakes! What a good idea!

  8. Easy Gourmet is on my list of fall must haves as well! Oh man do these look good. I would be eating them for every meal!

  9. So many great cookbooks out right now! I'm trying to compile my Christmas wish list. These quinoa cakes must be so good with that seared surface. Plus, I am a big fan of an egg on top!

  10. I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really want this. Really.

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