Quinoa and Potato Croquettes Recipe

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Quinoa and Potato Croquettes
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  1. Pierce potato with a fork; place on paper towels in microwave oven. Microwave at high 5 minutes or until fork pierces potato easily, turning potato after 3 minutes. Wrap in a towel; let stand 5 minutes. Peel and mash potato.
  2. Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan; add quinoa and salt. Cook 15 minutes; drain.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, cilantro, and jalapeño; sauté 1 minute. Add cumin, oregano, black pepper, and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Combine potato, quinoa, onion mixture, cottage cheese, and cheddar cheese in a bowl, stirring well. Let stand 5 minutes; stir in egg.
  4. Shape potato mixture into 10 patties. Carefully dredge each patty in panko. Place on a baking sheet. Cover and chill 10 minutes.
  5. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in skillet over medium heat. Add 5 patties to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and patties.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 265.31 Kcal (1111 kJ)
Calories from fat 93.44 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.38g 16%
Cholesterol 45.3mg 15%
Sodium 503.18mg 21%
Potassium 267.48mg 6%
Total Carbs 32.25g 11%
Sugars 1.13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3.39g 14%
Protein 11.27g 23%
Vitamin C 4.9mg 8%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 2.8mg 16%
Calcium 94mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 111.1 Kcal (465 kJ)
Calories from fat 39.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.35g 16%
Cholesterol 18.97mg 15%
Sodium 210.71mg 21%
Potassium 112.01mg 6%
Total Carbs 13.5g 11%
Sugars 0.47g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.42g 14%
Protein 4.72g 23%
Vitamin C 2.1mg 8%
Iron 1.2mg 16%
Calcium 39.4mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.5
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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