I’m Popeye the Sailor Man…
A little while ago I wrote about my push to eat more leafy greens. Sure, spinach is pretty good sauteed, and I’ve found a way to sneak it into my smoothies, but I need more variety in life. So when I was searching through recipes for the New Year, I was excited to find spinach patties. These babies come from Persian cooking, and are served on Rosh Hashahah to celebrate the spinach harvest. Healthy, tasty, traditional and in-season? I was hooked. I won’t give you the recipe since it comes from here (I feel there must be some copyright issue there), but I will say it involves a nice amount of cooked spinach, onions, garlic, salt, pepper, breadcrumbs and egg. Think of it like a spinach meatball, sans meat, and choose your own proportions.
Here’s the spinach being sauteed in the pan. I just love how spinach shrinks down. Seeing all of this green also made me feel like I was being kind to my body
Once you sauteed the spinach, you add of your other ingredients and then fry them a few at a time in the pan. Ok, maybe not the healthiest way of cooking but I already feel you’re ahead in terms of the ingredients. I used vegetable oil, and then blotted when done, but I’m thinking I might try olive oil next. Once you’re done, serve pretty immediately. Fried food + too much time = soggy unhappiness
I was pretty happy with these patties and H liked them too. In fact, I think they might become a new holiday staple in our home. A good way to get in some green veggies but still enjoy something comforting for dinner. Enjoy!