Spinach Croquettes Recipe

Let’s cook golden crispy croquettes stuffed with spinach. Read the ingredients and the method, below.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1-kilo spinach leaves, frozen
  • 2 spring onions
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • salt
  • pepper
  • ¼ bunch mint
  • 250 g vegan cheese
  • 80 g breadcrumbs
  • 500 g cooking oil, for the frying

For the breading

  • all-purpose flour
  • water
  • breadcrumbs

Method

Place a frying pan over high heat and add 1-2 tablespoons olive oil.

Add the garlic finely chopped, the spinach, and mix for 4-5 minutes until the spinach wilts.

Add the spring onions finely chopped, chilli flakes, nutmeg, lemon zest, salt, pepper, the mint finely chopped, and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Drain well so that you remove the whole moisture.

Transfer the mixture into a food processor and add the cheese, the breadcrumbs, the olive oil, and beat well until the mixture thickens and becomes a puree. If the mixture is too liquid, refrigerate it to thicken.

Place a deep frying pan on heat along with the oil until it gets hot.

Shape the mixture into croquettes and dredge them into the flour, then water, and then breadcrumbs. Follow the same breading process again, and add them into the hot olive oil, in batches. Fry for 3-4 minutes until they are golden.
Remove and set onto an absorbent paper towel. Follow the same process for all the croquettes.