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Spinach fritters


Spinach fritters
This Indian inspired recipe gives a delicious contrast betwen the hot crispy fritters and the cool, slightly sharp herb dressing.
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Last modified on: May 20th 2015

For 4 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

Time required
PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 33 min.33 min.2 hours 6 min.
Keeping:
Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 1 hour 15 min.
Spinach fritters : Photo of step #1
Chop 1 onion.

Prepare 250 g cooked spinach. This is fine done the day before.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into a pan over medium heat, and when hot add the chopped onion, salt and pepper and cook 2 or 3 minutes.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Turn down the heat and add the spinach. Stir well for 2 or 3 minutes, mostly to separate the spinach which has a tendancy to clump together during preparation.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Remove from the heat, add 1 egg and 150 g chickpea (gram) flour, salt and pepper, mix well...

Stage 5
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... until thoroughly and evenly mixed.

Heat oil for deep-fat frying.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Meanwhile finely chop tarragon and coriander .

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Pour 150 g plain yoghurt into a bowl, salt lightly, pepper generously, then add the herbs and mix well, preferably with a whisk.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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Scoop up a tablespoon, or ice-cream spoon, of batter...

Stage 9 - 30 min.
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... and put to fry in the hot oil.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
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Remove when nicely golden, drain thoroughly, and place on absorbant paper.

Stage 11
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Serve without delay, while hot. Place both dishes in the centre of the table where everyone can help themselves to fritters and dip them in the dressing.

Remarks

If you can't find chickpea (gram) flour, never mind, just use normal flour, and add a little curry powder to retain the Indian feel.

Use a yoghurt that's thick and slightly sharp like "greek-style" if possible.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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