These crunchy on the outside, soft and flavorful on the inside croquettes are a nutrient-packed meal. You can add a little hemp powder to the patty if you're, "tryin' to get those gains". I love to eat them the next day with a little hot sauce and a massive salad! Enjoy!
1/2 c leftovers hot quinoa cereal
1 c red quinoa (or any quinoa), cooked
1 c French fingerling potatoes,boiled
3 c Japanese sweet potatoes,boiled
1/2 c sun dried tomato, chopped (I used one with zero preservatives nor added salt or oil- find what you can!)
1/4 c each pepitas & sunflower seeds
1 1/2 c black beans, cooked
3 c broccoli, cooked
1/2 red small onion, chopped
1 fresh small yellow onion, chopped
3 Tbs fresh tarragon
1 Tbs fresh thyme
2 Tbs flax meal mixed with 6 tbsp water warm water (or cook over medium heat for 4 mins. and let sit until egg-like consistency).
1 Tbsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1tsp Chili flakes
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste, which you can do, because there is not egg in this recipe!)
What to do
Get a large bowl and throw everything in it! No really...
AdD: Leftover Hot Quinoa Cereal
Cooked Red quinoa
Cooked fingerling potatoes
& Japanese sweet potatoes (you decide if you want to take the skin off or not).
If I was making them just for myself, I would have included the skin, because there are so many vitamins and minerals in the skin.
(skinned Japanese sweet potatoes)
Then throw in the sun-dried tomatoes,
The black beans,
...and finally the onions and spices!
Now comes the really fun part!
Please make certain your hands are clean...and dig in....
Mix together the ingredients by hand.
I made some without Panko Flakes and some with them. I cooked them on a silicon sheet. I have yet to try parchment, but I am guessing it would be better for the ones crusted in Panko Flakes.
Form mixture into a patties and put on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. I made about 20 + patties.
Bake in the oven on 350 F for about 12 minutes on each side...until browned on both sides.
You can finish it off with a little broiler action, but if you use the broiler, please keep an eye on it. it will only be for a few seconds!
Remove and plate on a bed of fresh greens. I used a simple tahini dressing recipe to drizzle over top.
Warm up the leftovers and try them with hot sauce! Great for lunch!