I have been such a disaster in the kitchen lately. I honestly have no idea what has got into me… I could blame ‘the utensils’ but then that would be like the man blaming his tools for his bad workmanship, so I will own this, I will take full responsibility. I mean, what is with this… I overcooked the quinoa the other day until it was literal mash ! Seriously, at times I swear my mind, leaves my body … where the heck it goes, who knows !
These Quinoa Sundried Tomato Chilli Chia Patties are ridiculously tasty. Annnnnd, finally I get to share them with you. After a lot of failed attempts, consistency just not being right, taste lacking ….here they are in all their glory 🙂 Do you know the saying, practice makes perfect ??? It is true 🙂 !!! I have made them like a zillion times now (okay, that’s an exaggeration) but very very frequently. I can pretty much make them in my sleep now, and I just do not tire from them. There is something about these flavours that really work for me. The chilli is not overpowering at all, it is more of a mild twang in the after taste. My ideal pattie needs to be moist inside, and not fall into crumbs when cutting into it. This is it. These are a pure winner and are fantastic with a salad or roasted veggies !
Quinoa Sundried Tomato Chilli Chia Patties
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 – 25 minutes
Total time: 35 – 40 minutes
Makes 6 – 9
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup cooked brown lentils
1 Tablespoon finely chopped garlic clove
2 Tablespoons chopped Sundried Tomatoes
1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
1 heaped teaspoon dried Thyme
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoons dried chilli flakes
2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
30 cracks whole ground black peppercorns
1 Tablespoon white rice flour (Gluten Free)
1 whole free range egg plus 1 free range egg yolk
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius / 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse several times, until you are able to form a ball with the ingredients.
On a lined and greased baking tray, place the patties and gently flatten slightly. (I used a baking tray with a silicone baking sheet on it…worked like a dream)
Bake until golden brown.