Sephardic Spinach Patties

This recipe I found in Olive Trees and Honey by Gil Marks
An absolutely wonderful way to eat spinach. Even spinach haters can’t resist them, especially when they are splashed with a little lemon juice; fresh juice does make a major difference in taste.

Ingredients:
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
900 gms fresh spinach, cooked, chopped and squeezed dry, or 560 gms thawed frozen chopped spinach, squeezed dry
1½ cups finely chopped walnuts
¾ tsp sea salt
Ground black pepper to taste
½ tsp grated nutmeg or ½ tsp cayenne
Egg replacer, equivalent of 3 eggs
Olive oil for frying
Lemon wedges for serving

Method: (Thermomix):
Place onion (quartered) and whole cloves garlic in TM bowl
Shred for 5 seconds on speed 5
Add the oil
Sauté at temp 100 degrees for 5 minutes on speed 1
Add Spinach, walnuts, salt, pepper, egg replacer and nutmeg
Mix for 10 seconds on speed 2
Shape spinach mixture into patties 4cm long and 2cm wide
In a large skillet, heat a thin layer of oil over medium heat
In batches, fry the patties, turning, until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side
Serve warm with lemon wedges

Method: (Conventional):
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat
Add onion and garlic and sauté until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes
Remove from heat and add spinach, walnuts, salt, pepper, egg replacer and nutmeg
Shape spinach mixture into patties 4cm long and 2cm wide
In a large skillet, heat a thin layer of oil over medium heat
In batches, fry the patties, turning, until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side
Serve warm with lemon wedges

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4 Responses to Sephardic Spinach Patties

  1. Zerin Knight says:

    Hey Paul, I love the recipes… especially now that I have my very own Thermomix! Thanks so much for all the delicious ideas that you send via your amazing blog. ❤

    • Thanks Zerin, sorry it’s taken so long to reply but I’ve been having a few computer problems.
      Great to hear that you’ve become a proud Thermomix owner. Please send me some of your very own favourite recipes to try won’t you?

  2. john white says:

    Going to try this as I am now not eating meat due to high cholesterol levels which unless I use medication which gives me bad side affects I will have try no meat diets.

    • Thats brilliant John. Let me know how things go won’t you? Everything that I’ve read indicates that your cholesterol levels should gradually drop until they reach a healthy level, especially if you make sure you increase your green leaf (cruciferous vegetable) input.

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