Crispy, golden spinach pancakes turn the boring green vegetable into a delicacy. Serve them with a dollop of Greek yogurt or sour cream. Yum!
These delicious patties are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. They are very tasty!
How to make spinach pancakes
It’s an easy recipe. Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. The basics? Mix chopped cooked spinach, onions, garlic and parsley with eggs, spices, and Parmesan. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture into hot olive oil, and fry until golden. That’s it!
How to serve them
They’re very good as a side dish, and they go with many main dishes. I think they pair particularly well with baked salmon, with grilled chicken breast, and with baked pork chops. But you can serve them with anything, really.
They are also filling and substantial enough to serve as a meatless main dish. So sometimes I serve them with a side of tomato salad, with or without poached eggs, for a filling, healthy meatless dinner.
What about leftovers?
You can keep leftovers in the fridge, in an airtight container, for 3-4 days. They keep quite well, actually. Reheat them gently, in the microwave on 50% power.
They are also very good cold! Sometimes I grab one of them for a quick snack, straight out of the fridge.
More tasty fritters
If you celebrate Hanukkah, these spinach pancakes make an excellent substitute for traditional latkes. You can serve them with sour cream. And another healthy and tasty recipe is this recipe for cauliflower pancakes. They’re a great way to make even picky eaters appreciate cauliflower.
- 16 oz frozen chopped spinach
- 1/2 onion, finely chopped (4 oz)
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 4 tablespoons olive oil for frying
- Preheat your oven to the "keep warm" setting (usually 150-170 degrees F). You will place the cooked pancakes in it to keep them warm while you fry more batches.
- Thaw the spinach in the microwave according to the package directions, or in a saucepan over medium heat. Drain well, either by pressing on it in a colander or by placing the spinach inside a clean kitchen towel, and squeezing hard to get rid of as much water as you humanly can.*
- Place the spinach, onion, and garlic in a large bowl. Mix with a rubber spatula to combine.
- In a small bowl, whisk the eggs with the salt and pepper. Add the egg mixture, the parmesan and the almond flour to the spinach mixture, mixing well with a spatula to combine.
- Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
- Use a 4-tablespoon scoop to measure out four mounds of the mixture, placing them in the skillet and pressing down gently to flatten. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side, until well-browned and crisp. Briefly drain on paper towels, then place in the oven to keep warm while you cook two more batches.