This might have received 5 stars but the prep instructions get a few demerits. Pre-cooking the garlic and cilantro only removed flavor and seemed unnecessary given that the entire mixture was to be cooked again. I "mashed" the potato in a food processor and pulsed in the rest of the ingredients except the quinoa and cheese (almost forgot) adding the potato mixture to the quinoa and stirring by hand. I omitted the jalapeno and used jack instead of cheddar as this was all I had. I had to use more than 4 tsp. oil, and the patties needed several minutes on each side to cook. I did end up with 13 generously-sized patties, however. I served this with Kidney Bean, Corn and Pomegranate Salad. I would make these again but next time use cheddar and throw everything (but the quinoa - not enough room) into the food processor.
thought these were bland - would not make again
Decent dish but we got tired of the leftovers.
Fabulous and fast weeknight meal! Evan my husband, who HAS to have meat at every meal, was satisfied with this dish. Served with Chipotle Coleslaw: bag of broccoli slaw mix with some cilantro and dressing made with 1/3 c mayo, juice of a lime, 2 tsp honey, 1/4 tsp cumin, and 1/4 tsp chipotle powder. Leftovers the next day were yummy as well!
These were time consuming, but oh so worth it! So delicious and easy to make. I topped them with drained (to thicken) non-fat yogurt (you could use greek yogurt too) and fresh diced tomato, perfect fresh and healthy topping to complement the starchy, crunchy flavor and texture. This would be a great make-ahead for company. Agree that you definitely need more oil. I will make these again and again. Nuuuuuuuuum num.
I doubled this recipe, added extra cottage cheese and cheddar, and cut back on the quinoa by just a little (I was short and did not wish to go to the store). Other than that, I followed the directions exactly. They turned out great! My family, that is a tad picky and somewhat opposed to vegetarian meals, told me more than once that they really enjoyed them. They were a little delicate after chilling but still workable and they held together. My only complaint is that they are a bit time consuming to make, but they will be in the regular line-up for dinner from now on.
This was a great recipe! We will definitely make it again. We followed the directions closely - they tasted (and looked) wonderful!
A great light vegetarian main dish. My husband and I really liked this recipe, but unfortunately, it tasted too much like quinoa (despite the savory additions) for the kids, who aren't fond of its flavor. I omitted the jalepeno and substituted plain yogurt for the cottage cheese and leeks (what I had on hand) for the green onions and regular bread crumbs for the panko. I also omitted the 10 minutes of chilling before cooking, and they held together in the pan just fine. I loved the crunchy outside's contrast with the soft center, and the seasonings were really nicely balanced. I served with roasted cauliflower and a green salad.
Great week-night vegetarian meal. My very picky boys liked. No problems having it stick together, but I made the potato and quinoa an hour ahead, so they were already cooled when I went to mix. Also let the cottage cheese drain 15 minutes. Served with avocados/salsa/sour cream.
this is a fabulous recipe, but i altered the instructions. i did not saute any of the ingredients mentioned, just stirred in with the quinoa and potato. omit the egg in the recipe, makes it to loose. use the egg to dip the patties and roll in the panko crumbs. put in freezer for 20 minutes and then fry.
Yum yum yum these are good. My husband also really liked them. Didn't have regular mayo but had miracle whip light so used that and it worked. They are hard to make and keep together in patties but are worth it anyway. Defnitely not enough oil to fry them- plan on using more. Also I thought they could use a sauce so I made a chipotle sauce that worked well. Served w/peanutty coleslaw and asparagus!
These were really good -especially with picante sauce. The only problem I had was that 1 1/2 teaspoons of oil is not enough to prepare these with the crust that you want them to have.
These are really good! Somehow to my husband and I they tasted a lot like the loaded potato bites that we've had at Arby's. I really think you could feed these to your kids and tell them that they are potato/cheese patties. The quinoa blends right in! I served these with shrimp and chipotle cole slaw. The cole slaw recipe is also from this site and it went really well with the patties!
I loved this recipe.. came out great. It was a little time consuming but worth it. I didnt have panko so I used Italian bread crumbs. I left out the jalapeno and cilantro .. and used arugala, and vidalia onions. and I used red quinoa instead of the white. Delicious..
Excellent! The potato/quinoa combination was lighter and fluffier than a normal potato pancake. I substituted Greek nonfat yogurt for the cottage cheese, and they held together well. Next time, I'm planning to include chopped green chile and Asadero cheese, for a slightly different flavor combo.