Black-Eyed Pea and Quinoa Croquettes

I fell in love with quinoa before I even knew how to pronounce its name... but now I do!! Even though I prefer my original pronunciation better ;) OK time to fess up... who knows how to pronounce it for real??

This recipe comes from vegan with a vengeance... who's pad thai recipe I wasn't a fan of... but these tiny pucks are tasty little buggers! She says to bake them... for 40 minutes... who has 40 minutes?? I want to chow NOW. So I just sprayed a pan with olive oil and cooked them that way, just a few minutes each side to brown and warm them up... it's vegan, so there isn't anything that needs to get cooked up like raw eggs... although they do need some pan time... I wouldn't eat these straight up raw.

Black-Eyed Pea and Quinoa Croquettes
from Vegan with A Vengeance

For the Croquettes:

1 1/2 cup of cooked black-eyed peas
1 generous tablespoon of olive oil (totally forgot to put this in... they still came out good!)
1 generous tablespoon of tamari or soy sauce
1 cup of cooked quinoa (I used the red kind this time)
1 red or green chili, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
1 teaspoon of paprika

For the Coating:
1/4 cup of bread crumbs
1/4 cup of cornmeal
pinch of sea salt
freshly cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon of grated lemon zest

In a medium-large bowl, mash the black-eyed peas with a fork or potato masher. Mix in the olive oil, tamari and hot chili. Add the quinoa to the bowl, along with the spices and herbs and stir until well combined.

Combine the ingredients for the coating in a small bowl.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease the sheet.

Shape the bean and quinoa mixture into small patties, roll in the crumb mixture and transfer to the baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. Turn them after 20 minutes have elapsed. (Ok I didn't feel like waiting 40 minutes, so I packed them in 1/4 cup measuring cup to shape them, rolled them in the crumbs and pan fried them with a spray of olive oil... tasty!)

Serves 4. (HA more like 2.5 peeps)

20 chews:

Mags said...

LOL @ how to pronounce (I confess that I used to say quin-no-ah)

Those look really good Steph!

Emma said...

Quinoa one of the most oddly spelled words, and its pronounced nothing like it looks. Don't sweat it. :)

It looks great!



Oooh, these look yummy! And I happen to have some lovely red KEEN-wah just waiting to be used. ;) LOL

Will def. try these. Thanks, Steph!

Pam said...

What a healthy and creative recipe... they look delicious.

Pearl said...

quinoa croquettes? wow what creative recipes!

Justin said...

yum, these look really interesting. but you know... in the photo they look like they could be dessert, if no one told me what they really are.

stephchows said...

Well I'm happy other people think it's a weird word :) Justin- it does kinda look like a dessert now that you say that! LOL you would me in for a very not sweet surprise :)

...I've never even heard of Quinoa.

Or, I hadn't heard of it. But you made those little guys sound so good... so I looked them up. Now I really want to try them haha. I'll work on my pronunciation first :)

It's very rare that we have black eyed peas on an occasion other than New Year's Day dinner, so it's great to see them used in everyday cooking. The croquettes sound tasty.

Lori said...

These are my kind of food. I just love beans!

Lo said...

Steph, this looks awesome. And quinoa is such a powerhouse!

I just bought Veganomicon (another book by the Vegan w/a Vengeance authors). Great book... definitely check it out if you haven't already!

Reeni♥ said...

Keen-waaa, ha! I've never had a black-eyed pea before. But I'm up for it. Especially this way - never met a croquettes I didn't like!

Steph said...

I bought quinoa a long time ago after seeing bloggers cook with it, but never knew what to do and it's been sitting in my kitchen for a long time! Those look like something I would like to eat. I love trying different grains.

Meg said...

What a wonderful combination of flavors! I will definitely try this recipe!

Hippolyra said...

These look great and I somehow missed them in my copy of VWAV.

Quinoa is a funny word. Calling it Keen-wah sounds like the extra extra posh saying Kenya.

Anonymous said...

Quinoa and black-eyed peas sounds like a great combination and perfect in a form of a croquette!

Emily said...

What a scrumptious combo! We adore our quinoa any way we cook it, but this sounds especially delish! -e

Cucinista said...

Love quinoa and always feel so smug when I eat it -- superfood, complete protein and all that. Great idea.

Justin said...

yum, these look really interesting. but you know... in the photo they look like they could be dessert, if no one told me what they really are.

Pearl said...

quinoa croquettes? wow what creative recipes!

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