Amaranth Power Patties

March 16, 2017
Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D.

Serves 2

Total Time:

It’s a great idea to add some meat-free meals into your dietary rotation. I sometimes feel like I don’t get something to really bite into if I’m eating a lot of super grains or beans. Turning the nutrient-packed grain amaranth into a patty gives me something to sink my teeth into while still being relatively low in calories. And it tastes great, too.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil + 2 tablespoons
  • ½ medium onion, dice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups amaranth, cooked
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup parsley

Directions

  1. In a large pan, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until onion is translucent. Add lemon zest and curry powder, and cook for an additional minute.
  2. Keeping the sauté pan for later, transfer spice mixture into a bowl of cooked amaranth. Mix with a whisked egg.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and parsley.
  4. Form amaranth mixture into small balls. Cover in the bread crumb mixture.
  5. Add additional oil to sauté pan and bring it back up to medium heat. Sauté 3-4 balls at a time, smashing them flat into patties in the pan. Cook about 45 seconds per side. (Raise the temperature if you’re not getting a firm, crispy patty after 45 seconds.

Reference

17 Must-Try Amaranth Recipes That Will Have You Going Gaga Over This New Trendy Grain

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