Teff Patties

Teff is considered an ancient grain is is one of the smallest in the world.  Originating in Eithopia, this little grain is a powerhouse when it comes to nutritional value.  It packs a whopping 6 grams of protein.  It also meets the 20% of the RDA of iron and 10% of calcium.  Teff is also a great alternative for those who are avoiding gluten.  Whole grain teff may be found in your local health food store.  If you can’t find it there you can always purchase it at Amazon and have it delivered direct to your door.  I love to make teff patties and use it in all different applications and can be eaten as a porridge for breakfast or turned into something new for lunch or dinner.  Here I explain how to make simple Teff patties.  Use them as a base to anything you can think of.

1 cup   teff, uncooked
1 tsp    salt, kosher
2 cup   filtered water
Equipment Needed
Sauce Pan
4 Ramekins
BPA Free Plastic wrap

How to
Place water in a pot and bring to a boil.  Slowly stir in Teff and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes.  Stir ccontinuously until very thickend.Transfer to ramekins lined with BPA free plastic wrap.  Divide teff evenly between 4 ramekins.  Let cool to set.

Serving suggestion:  Gently heat set Teff patty or “bun”  in the oven and serve with a black bean burger as a spin on the classic burger.

Try serving it for breakfast topped with fresh fruit and a drizzle of agave nectar.

Serves 4
Nutrient Analysis per Serving:
Calories: 177.1
Total Fat: 1.1
Saturated Fat: 0.2
Trans Fat:  0.0
Polyunsaturated Fat:  0.0
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.0
Cholesterol: 0.0
Sodium: 290.5
Carbs: 35.3
Fiber: 3.9
Sugars:  0.9
Protein: 6.4

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