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Crispy Spinach Fritters

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Learn how to make the best Crispy Spinach Fritters. Made with tender spinach, savory onions, and garlic, along with eggs and cheese, these fritters are the best way to enjoy a flavorful and satisfying snack. 

Crispy Spinach Fritters

Perfect for any occasion, these crispy treats are sure to become a favorite among family and friends.

These easy spinach fritters are perfect for snacking, appetizers, or even a light lunch. They’re quick and easy to make so that you can satisfy your cravings in a snap. With just a few basic ingredients and minimal prep time, you’ll have these tasty fritters ready to enjoy in no time. 

I love making fritters, and just like my zucchini fritters and broccoli fritters, these spinach fritters are just as delicious and satisfying. They’re crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and bursting with so many delicious flavors. Plus, they’re a great way to sneak some extra veggies into your diet. 

What Are Fritters?

Fritters are a type of fried food made by coating small pieces of ingredients, such as vegetables, fruits, or meat, in a batter or dough and then frying them until they are crispy and golden brown. The batter or dough typically includes ingredients like flour, eggs, milk, water, and seasonings such as salt, pepper, herbs, or spices. Fritters can be savory or sweet, depending on the ingredients used, and they are often served as appetizers, snacks, or even as part of a main meal. Examples of popular fritters include zucchini fritters, corn fritters, apple fritters, and shrimp fritters.

Reasons For Loving These Spinach Fritters 

  • Delicious Flavor: These fritters are bursting with flavor, thanks to the combination of tender spinach, savory onions, garlic, and cheese.
  • Crispy Texture: As the name suggests, these fritters have a crispy exterior that gives way to a soft and flavorful interior. The contrast in textures adds to the overall enjoyment of eating them.
  • Versatile Recipe: Spinach Fritters can be enjoyed in various ways. Whether as a snack, appetizer, or light meal, they’re extremely versatile and perfect for any occasion.
  • Healthy Ingredients: Spinach is a nutrient-rich vegetable packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 
  • Easy to Make: These Spinach Fritters are easy to make at home using simple ingredients that you can find in almost any grocery store.
  • Crowd-Pleaser: Whether you’re serving them at a party, potluck, or family dinner, Spinach Fritters are sure to be a hit with everyone. 
  • Customizable Recipe: You can easily customize them to suit your preferences. Add extra spices, cheese, or even different vegetables to create your own unique variations.

Spinach Fritters Ingredients

For these easy gluten-free spinach fritters, you will need a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Here is a list of everything you will need:

  • Spinach: If you’re using frozen spinach, make sure to thaw it completely and squeeze out all the water to get rid of extra moisture. This is super important so your fritters aren’t soggy. You can use fresh spinach too, but cook it first until it’s wilted down, then cool and squeeze out the water.
  • Onion: Chop up one medium onion really fine. It adds great flavor.
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic is awesome for a punchy taste. If you don’t have it, you can use garlic powder instead. Just sprinkle it in until it tastes good to you.
  • Eggs: You’ll need these to stick everything together. Make sure they’re large eggs.
  • Salt & Pepper: Add these according to what tastes good to you. They make all the other flavors pop.
  • Parmesan & Mozzarella Cheese: Shred your favorite cheeses and mix them in. These cheeses make the fritters extra tasty.
  • Almond Flour and Coconut Flour: These are used to help bind everything together and make the mix thicker. But if you prefer or need a substitute, you can use breadcrumbs instead. They work just as well for getting that perfect fritter consistency.
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How To Make Crispy Spinach Fritters 

You will be surprised to see how easy it is to prepare this delicious crispy spinach fritters recipe. Here is everything you have to do:

Thaw and Drain Spinach

Follow the instructions on the package to thaw the frozen chopped spinach. Once thawed, ensure it’s fully drained of excess moisture. You can use a kitchen towel or paper towels to squeeze out any remaining water from the spinach.

Mix All The Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, add the drained spinach, finely chopped onion, minced garlic, eggs, kosher salt, black pepper, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, almond flour, and coconut flour. Mix thoroughly until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.

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Cook The Fritters

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until it’s hot but not smoking.

I use a medium cookie scooper to make this step easier. I scoop out the spinach mixture and shape it into a small patty or fritter shape.

Gently place the formed fritters into the hot oil, carefully not to overcrowd the skillet. 

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Cook the fritters on each side for 3-4 minutes until they turn golden brown and crispy. Use a spatula to flip them over halfway through cooking to ensure even browning.

Once the fritters are cooked through and crispy on both sides, remove them from the skillet and place them on a plate lined with paper towels. This helps absorb any excess oil.

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Repeat the frying process with the remaining spinach mixture, adding more olive oil to the skillet as needed. Once all the fritters are cooked, serve them hot as a delicious snack or appetizer.

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Tips For Making The Best Crispy Spinach Fritters 

  • Make sure you drain the thawed spinach well to remove excess moisture, as this will prevent the fritters from becoming soggy.
  • Use a non-stick frying pan and ensure the oil is hot before adding the fritters to ensure they cook evenly and become crispy.
  • Avoid overcrowding the pan, as this can cause the fritters to steam rather than fry, resulting in a soggy texture.
  • Finely chop the onion and mince the garlic to help the ingredients bind together better in the mixture.
  • When shaping the fritters, try making them of uniform size and thickness to ensure even cooking. Use a measuring spoon or ice cream scoop to portion out the mixture for consistent results.

Recipe Variations

  • Add one tbsp of hot sauce or red pepper flakes to the spinach mixture for a spicy kick.
  • You can also incorporate finely chopped herbs such as parsley, dill, or cilantro for added freshness and flavor.
  • Substitute the almond flour with keto breadcrumbs if preferred.
  • Experiment with different types of cheese, such as cheddar, feta, or goat cheese, for unique flavor variations.
Crispy Spinach Fritters

Serving Ideas

Storing Ideas

  • Fridge: You can store the leftover spinach fritters in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
  • Freezer: Wrap the spinach fritters individually before freezing and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Fresh Spinach Instead of Frozen?

Yes, you can use fresh spinach in place of frozen. Simply blanch the spinach in boiling water for a few seconds, then drain and chop it before adding it to the mixture.

Can I Make These Fritters Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can prepare the fritter mixture in advance and store it in the refrigerator until ready to fry. Alternatively, you can fry the fritters ahead of time and reheat them in the oven before serving.

Can I Bake These Fritters Instead of Frying Them?

While frying will give you the crispiest results, you can bake the fritters in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

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Crispy Spinach Fritters

5 from 3 votes

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Yelds 8 servings
Author Ioana Diaconu from LowCarbSpark.com

Description
 

Learn how to make the best Crispy Spinach Fritters. Made with tender spinach, savory onions, and garlic, along with eggs and cheese, these fritters are the best way to enjoy a flavorful and satisfying snack.
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Ingredients
 
 

  • 16 oz frozen spinach
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup almond flour or breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour or more breadcrumbs
  • 4 tbsp olive oil for frying

Instructions
 

  • Thaw the frozen chopped spinach according to package instructions, and then drain it well. You can use a kitchen towel to squeeze out excess moisture from the spinach.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the drained spinach, finely chopped onion, minced garlic, eggs, kosher salt, black pepper, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, almond flour, and coconut flour. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, scoop about 2-3 tablespoons of the spinach mixture and form it into a small patty or fritter shape. Place it gently into the hot oil. Depending on the size of your skillet, you may be able to fry multiple cakes at once, but make sure not to overcrowd the skillet.
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  • Cook the fritters on each side for 2-3 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy. Use a spatula to flip them over halfway through cooking.
  • Once the fritters are cooked through and crispy on both sides, remove them from the skillet and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining spinach mixture, adding more olive oil to the skillet as needed.
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
166kcal
Total Carbs
5g
Net Carbs
2g
Protein
8g
Fat
13g
Fiber
3g
Sugar
1g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Crispy Spinach Fritters
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