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Quinoa Cakes with Cage-Free Poached Eggs

Quinoa Cakes with Cage-Free Poached Eggs

2½ cups Organic Red Quinoa, cooked
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, tablespoons
4 Kings Own Cage Free Eggs, whisked
2 scallions, ends removed and finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
2 ounces Kings Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 cup mixed lettuce greens
6 Kings Own Cage Free Eggs (See procedure on how to poach eggs below)
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Kings Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  1. Combine the cooked quinoa, whisked eggs, scallions, parsley, Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add the bread crumbs (a little at a time until the mixture starts to come together) then stir, and let sit for a few minutes so the crumbs can absorb some of the moisture, adding in more if needed. Form into six equal-sized patties.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook until the bottoms are golden browned, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Carefully flip the patties with a spatula and cook the second sides for 7 minutes, or until golden.
  4. In a separate bowl, toss baby greens with 1 teaspoon olive oil and 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice, seasoning with salt and pepper. Transfer quinoa cakes to a serving plate; top each cake with dressed salad mixture and a poached egg. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

How to poach eggs:

  1. In a medium size pan heat 4 inches water with 1 tablespoon white vinegar added over medium heat until gently simmering. Crack each large egg into a separate small bowl (do not use eggs with broken yolks). When a few bubbles have broken the surface of the water, gently pour each egg into the pan, leaving room between them.
  2. Cook eggs, until white is just set and yolk is still runny, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, carefully remove eggs from water. If using immediately, blot the bottom of the spoon on a paper towel to remove excess water before serving.