Tonight’s dinner was made out of so many of my favorites, I must immediately declare it a new staple dish!
Salmon, sweet potato, quinoa, scallion, and onion burgers. Can you say yum?
I got the recipe from my co-worker, but then I modified it a little because I forgot to add eggs when mixing everything together to make these balls of deliciousness.
Once I realized that the eggs were missing, I was rather surprised that everything was sticking together so well. But I won’t ask questions.
Oh! Also, I was supposed to use corn meal, but I didn’t have any. Instead of bullying Dave and sending him on an impromptu trip to the grocery store, I looked up corn meal alternatives. Did you know you can toast a slice of bread and then grind it to get a substitute? I sure didn’t. But then again, I’m sooo still a beginner.
Here is what I did about the egg thing…. Brilliant, huh? This actually gave me the idea of adding hollandaise sauce as well for a fun twist on Eggs Benedict, but who wants to get that crazy – or eat all that dairy?
Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Salmon Burgers
– 2 eggs
– 1 large sweet potato, – peeled, cooked, and mashed
– 1/2 cup quinoa – cooked
– some scallions and about half a large onion, chopped
– salt and pepper to taste
– 2 tbsp. cornmeal
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
I ended up using my hands because the wooden spoon wasn’t thorough enough for me.
Then form six cakes out of the doughy mass.
Heat olive or coconut oil in a pan (probs not hard to guess which I used) and cook them on medium heat for 3-5 minutes per side.
Kind of surprising that it went this well without the eggs, right?!
I made these last night, so they were all ready for us to eat when I got home today after a networking coffee at Starbucks (wisely, I ordered a DECAF soy misto to avoid a sleepless night).
Seriously, make this.
I actually liked the fried egg on top. It was more fun to look at and I am a sucker for the runny yolk – so delicious.
I also had another small slice of daiya pizza and then followed it up with a glass of coconut milk because I burned my lips with the hot sauce. Some lip icing may also have occurred. Oh life.