-1/2 cup + 2 tbsp vegetable oil -1/2 medium white onion, chopped -1 bunch fresh epazote leaves, chopped (about 1 cup packed) -3 1/4 cup puffed amaranth -3 eggs, whites and yolks separated -Salt to taste
Puffed amaranth and epazote can be purchased online if you can't find these in your local grocery store! You can substitute dried epazote leaves for fresh.
Fry chopped onion. Add fried onion to a bowl along with amaranth, salt, and chopped epazote. Mix together.
First, whip egg whites until stiff. Once egg whites are stiff, add in the yolks and mix together.
Mix whipped eggs with the amaranth mixture
Heat vegetable oil in a non-stick skillet. Scoop a bit of the amaranth mixture into the hot oil and fry on both sides. Let fritters drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
Serve with a side of salsa, warm corn tortillas, black beans, salad, or rice!