Recipe ReDux: Stacking patties

March is well-known for its green-themed, leprechaun-y, gold & clovers holiday, so for this month’s Recipe ReDux I’m bringing you the luck o’ the Indians!

Wait, what?

patties

Our task this month was to play off St. Patty’s with a healthy stackable patty recipe, but while we started in Ireland, I looked around on the other side of the globe for my stackspiration (wow, that’s bad, even for me). Garam masala - a spice mix originating from Northern India – is one of my all-time favorite flavorings, so I worked up a breakfast? lunch? recipe that combines it and curry powder with stacks of quinoa, sweet potatoes, leafy greens, and eggs.

How do those nutritional powerhouses stack up? Here’s the recipe so you can see/taste for yourself:

Curried quinoa, sweet potato, egg and spinach stacks

(6 servings)

Patties:
2 cups cooked quinoa
2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
½ red onion, roughly chopped
2-3 cloves garlic
1-inch piece of fresh ginger
2 tsp garam masala
1.5 tsp curry powder

Stacking layers:
4 hard-boiled eggs
½ red onion, chopped
Olive oil for sauté
Cashews

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all the patty ingredients – quinoa, sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, and spices – in a food processor, and process until the large pieces are well-chopped and combined.

Lightly oil a baking sheet, or spray it with cooking spray. Dust your hands with some flour, and form the processed mixture into 12 patties, each a little smaller than your palm. Those of you playing along at home will note I just un-gluten-freed this recipe; but if you want to avoid the flour, a little oil or water on your hands will help keep them from sticking, too.

Arrange the patties on the prepared baking sheet, and put them in the oven for 15-17 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut the hardboiled eggs into slices. Heat some olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat, and sauté the spinach and remaining onion until just cooked.

When the patties are ready, carefully lift them off the baking sheet (sticky little buggers), then build each stack with a patty, egg slices, another patty, sautéed veggies and a few cashews on top. Grate some fresh black pepper over top, and then demolish that tower you just built.

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If you want to play more patty-cake, my fellow Recipe ReDuxers have a bunch more recipes for you:

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4 comments

  1. Oh wow – love what you have going on here – I need to use garam masala more often – so flavorful!

  2. Serena says:

    Hahaha! Luck o the Indians…stackspiration…totally cracking me up tonight …like your cashew garnish! (: I’m totally going to try!!

  3. I saw your comment on my patties and had to pop over and see what you made. So funny – I seriously considered adding eggs on mine, too (I was going to go with a poached egg for a benedict-style patty though.) Great flavor combination. I have a feeling curry is going to have a moment very soon… I keep seeing recipes with it this week so there must be something in the air…

  4. Sarah Grace says:

    I went the veggie patty way as well! Mmm, this sounds absolutely delicious! I may have to try some time!

    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

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