Cheesy Bacon and Quinoa Fritters

Cheesy Bacon and Quinoa Fritters
Serves 4
A simple dinner that combines the protein-rich nutrients of quinoa with the delicious smoky flavour of bacon.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
533 calories
60 g
75 g
22 g
23 g
6 g
146 g
427 g
0 g
0 g
14 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
146g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 533
Calories from Fat 197
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g
34%
Saturated Fat 6g
30%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 75mg
25%
Sodium 427mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates 60g
20%
Dietary Fiber 6g
25%
Sugars 0g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
14%
Iron
25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 tbsp (30 mL) extra virgin olive oil
  2. 6 strips Ontario thick cut bacon, chopped
  3. 2 cups (500 mL) cooked quinoa
  4. 2/3 cup (150 mL) finely shredded Mozzarella cheese
  5. 3 tbsp (45 mL) all purpose flour
  6. 2 tbsp (30 mL) minced red onion
  7. 1 egg, lightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp olive oil and bacon. Cook until bacon is almost crisp, 8 minutes. Save bacon fat. Transfer to paper towel to drain.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine bacon, quinoa, cheese, flour, red onion and egg. Shape into 8 evenly sides cakes and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for 20 minutes until firm.
  3. To cook, remove all but 2 tbsp (30 mL) bacon fat from the skillet. Cook fritters in batches until golden on both sides, 4 minutes per side. Serve warm alongside a green salad.
Quinoa Cooking 101
  1. 1. Rinse 1 cup quinoa under cold water for 2 minutes.
  2. 2. Stir quinoa into 2 cups boiling water. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until water has absorbed. Turn off heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  3. Calories per serving: 278, Fat 15g, Cholesterol 35.2mg, Sodium 564mg, Carbohydrates 18g, Fibre 1.7g, Sugar 1g, Protein 16g
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calories
533
fat
22g
protein
23g
carbs
60g
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