Little Farro Cakes

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Farro is an ancient type of wheat and a cousin to another ancient grain known as spelt. It is protein packed and versatile. Watch Mary Ann Esposito make Little Farro Cakes at CiaoItalia.com!

Yield: 6 servings

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Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup farro
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup grated Pecorino cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a 2quart sauce pan; add the farro and cook it, stirring occasionally until all the grains are coated and you hear a crackling sound. Stir in the onion and cook until the onion wilts. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer the farro until the liquid is absorbed and the farro is cooked through but al dente.
  2. Transfer the farro to a bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Mix well and add salt and pepper to taste. Use wet hands to form small patties about 3 inches in diameter.
  3. Sauté them in the remaining olive oil in anon stick pan until browned on both sides. Serve hot.

Tips/Techniques

You may also use Asiago cheese instead of the Pecorino or use 1/2 cup of each.