Vegetarian on a Budget! Croquettes

So, here I am thinking ummm what to cook for dinner tonight? I open the fridge I see some fresh veggies and some containers with leftovers. I know! I’ll make some croquettes!

So here is what I found in my fridge:

– Left over lentil soup (lentils cooked in a vegetable stock, with onions, red peppers, carrots, and spices)

– Left over quinoa soup (quinoa cooked in a vegetable stock, with celery, onions, plantain chunks, and carrots)

– Spring Onion (2 stalks)

– Orange mini peppers (sweet, not spicy) x 1

– Fresh Baby spinach (chopped, 1 cup)

I drained the soups of any liquid and combined, smashing the vegetables (carrots, plantain) with a fork. I chopped the spring onions and pepper and added to the mix. Don’t add the baby spinach yet, as ill go mushy.

I also added:

– 3 table spoons of bread crumbs

– 1 table-spoon of flour (any type)

– 1 table-spoon of flax seed meal

– 2 table spoons of egg white

I combined all the ingredients and I ended up with a fairly consistent mixture. Then I added the chopped spinach.

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I made small balls covering slightly in flour to prevent them from sticking and also to give it an extra crisp.

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I stored the balls in the fridge for 15mins or so and then shallow fried them in olive oil.

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And there you have it! Quinoa and Lentil Croquettes that don’t hurt the pocket and that your little vegetarian monster (or anyone) will love!

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