Amaranth Corn Croquettes

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – This gluten-free and vegetarian recipe includes amaranth, which is a complete protein! The Organic Gourmet Leslie Cerier from LeslieCerier.com, showed us how to make Amaranth Corn Croquettes.

Amaranth Corn Croquettes

Serves 3 or 4

1 cup organic amaranth flour
½ cup organic corn flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ cup lukewarm water
1/3 cup minced organic onion
½ cup minced organic red or green bell pepper
2 to 3 tablespoons organic ghee, virgin coconut oil, or sesame oil
½ cup (about 2 ounces) grated cheddar cheese (optional)

Coat a work surface with ¼ cup amaranth flour or corn flour.

Combine the amaranth flour, corn flour, salt, and water in a bowl. Mix until the dough comes together, then add the onion and bell pepper and mix them in. Transfer the dough to the work surface and knead for a few minutes, until slightly sticky. Use your hands to shape dough into flat rounds 2 to 3 inches in diameter.

In a small skillet, heat the ghee medium-high heat. Once it melts, swirl it around to coat the pan. Fry the flat breads until browned and crisp, about 3 minutes on each side. If using cheese, sprinkle a bit on top of each flat bread and let it melt. Serve warm.

Variation: Add a few tablespoons of cooked corn kernels for a colorful and tasty variation.

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