One of my favorite ‘go to’ ways to turn a vegetable into a quick and easy light meal is fritters or vegetable pancakes. I have experimented with fritters using many different vegetables with many different flavours including both sweet and savoury and it was finally time to try using one of my favourite flavour combinations, spinach and feta, to make some fritters. At their base, these vegetable pancakes are made with the vegetable in question along with an egg and enough flour to hold them together. From there you want to add some flavouring to keep things interesting and then the fritters are fried in oil until crispy and golden brown on the outside. These spinach and feta fritters, inspired by spanakopita, are pretty simple with just a bunch of fresh herbs added to season them up a bit. With just a few minutes of prep time followed by some mixing and a few minutes of frying you have some really tasty spinach and feta pancakes to tantalize your taste buds!
Spinach and Feta Fritters
- 10 ounces spinach (roughly chopped, cooked and squeezed to drain)
- 1 handful fresh herbs (I used a mixture of parsley, dill and mint)
- 2 green onions (sliced)
- 1/4 cup feta (crumbled)
- 1 egg
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2+ cup flour (whole wheat flour is also good)
- 2 tablespoons oil
- Mix the spinach, herbs, onions, feta, egg, salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Mix in the flour. (Note: You want to mix in enough flour that the mixture will hold its form when fried.)
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Spoon the spinach mixture into the pan and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2-4 minutes per side.
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