Collard Greens Fritters

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collard greens fritters

Making fritters from collard greens is nontraditional, but we loved the result. Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and very healthy of course.

Makes 10 fritters
New quantity:

Total time: 20 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

1 (16oz) package frozen chopped collards
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil for frying

1. Place collards in a saucepan with 1/4 cup water. Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium-high and cook 3-5 minutes, until thawed. Drain well, either by pressing on it in a colander or by placing the collards inside a clean kitchen towel, and squeezing hard to get rid of water.

2. Place the spinach, onion and garlic in a large bowl. Mix with a spatula to combine.

3. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs with the salt and pepper. Add the egg mixture and the Parmesan to the spinach mixture, mixing well with a spatula to combine.

4. In a nonstick double-burner griddle or in two large nonstick skillets over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil (1 tablespoon in each skillet). Brush all over the griddle to evenly coat. Use a 4-tablespoon measuring cup or ice cream scoop to scoop out mixture, pressing down gently to flatten. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side, until well-browned and crisp. Briefly drain on paper towels before serving.

Nutrition per fritter
Calories 77.9
Total Fat 5.1 g
Saturated Fat 1.4 g
Cholesterol 57.8 mg
Sodium 201.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4.5 g
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
Sugars 0.3 g
Protein 4.4 g

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