Amaranth Green Onion Fritters

  in Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian

Adapted from Bob’s Redmill

1 cup amaranth
1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 egg
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 green onions, chopped fine
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
Oil or clarified butter for frying

  1. Bring the broth and amaranth to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 40 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed. Let amaranth cool.
  2. Mix amaranth with remaining ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a heavy skillet or cast iron pan over medium heat. Drop heaping tablespoons of batter into oil and spread out to about 3-4 inches. Cook until browned, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook the other sides until browned. Remove to a paper-towel lined pan. Keep them warm in the oven with heat turned to 250°F while you cook remaining fritters. Serve hot with red pepper sauce. Makes about 15 fritters.