Sunday, April 5, 2009

I made hippy food and I didn't even know it.

And that upset me.

I scrounged around for food-stuffs in a very lacking home and found some quinoa left from a meal I made a while back there. And it wasn't infested with weevlis. Meh, it was good.
And gluten free.
And egg free.
And vegetarian.

I know...it's horrendous.
I can't even make some sarcastic title about it to make myself feel better. Don't worry, I bathe and use bleached paper when printing assignments.

Quinoa Fritters.
Makes 20-ish.

2 handfuls of white quinoa
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
salt
pepper
1/2 a market bag of baby spinach, washed
1/2 bunch of parsley, finely chopped.
1 medium sized eggplant
2 handfuls of grated parmesan
1-2 handfuls of mungbean sprouts
cashew butter, or a few handfuls of cashews pounded into butter with a mortar and pestle

Cook the quinoa with twice the amount of water as there is quinoa for 15-20 minutes with the sliced garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, grill the eggplant, peel and set aside.
When the quinoa is cooked, add the spinach and parsley and stir till wilted, throw in the parmesan and mungbean sprouts and stir. Add the eggplant while warm with a few tablespoons of cashew butter, to taste. Season with salt and pepper.

You'll have a weird looking mixture like this.
Gross...innit?

Now, heat a skillet on a high heat and fry off the fritters in tablespoons. Make sure the pan is really hot, or they will stick to the pan. You'll need to do them for about 3 minutes on each side. And no, if they stick, it doesn't mean you need more oil, it just means your pan needs to be hotter. Don't be afraid.
Or, alternatively, you could deep fry these fuckers.
But, I didn't...your choice.


Serve with a wedge of lemon.

4 comments:

Cindy said...

I'm down with hippy food if it includes cashew butter and frying.

cathy said...

That looks soo good!! I wish I had some quinoa and mung bean sprouts. Man, I haven't even got fresh spinach. Somehow, all those ingredients are going to find their way into my possession, and thankyou Bunches, I hope those are as good as they look.

Agnes said...

They look pretty good... even being made from quinoa. :) I couldn't get into quinoa, but maybe I never gave it a proper chance?

And do you print single sided or double sided on that bleached paper?

bunchesmcginty said...

Cindy- how good is cashew butter?

Cathy- Thanks. And yes, it is. Real boys ate them and didn't even know.

Agnes- really? Give it a chance, absolute love.
And assignments, c'mon. Must be single-sided.