Tasty Amaranth Lentil Fritters

Amaranth is so versatile, what's not to love about it?

These little fritters are great to have on hand, they work with meals at any time of the day. Serve them with eggs for brekky, or with some sweet yoghurt and dill for lunch or dinner like they are pictured here. They make a great side dish or main served with a fresh salad.

Great for families too, as they are easily stored in the refrigerator for something quick and easy to heat up thats hearty and satisfying!

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1/2 cup Connect Foods Amaranth
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat
  • Pinch of salt and pepper to taste
  • Coconut oil

Add amaranth and lentils to a pot and boil on medium heat for about 15-20 minutes. Strain and add to a large mixing bowl.

Add in all the other ingredients other than coconut oil. Mixture should be easy to form into patties. If it is too wet, add a little more buckwheat. Is it is too dry, add one more egg.

Heat a skillet or large frying pan with a little coconut oil. Fry patties for a few minutes on each side, until they are toasted golden brown.

Serve with yoghurt and dill (shown here) for a satisfying lunch plate that won't weigh you down for the rest of the day!

Store in an airtight container for up to one week in the refrigerator. They will easily reheat in a dry pan for subsequent meals!

Makes about 12-15 patties.


*Connect Foods Organic Amaranth Grain can be found at your nearest Woolworth's

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