Spinach Croquettes

Spinach Croquettes
Servings: 16 Prep 30 mins Cook 7 mins to 9 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh spinach, trimmed of thick stems and well washed
  • 1 medium-size onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Make It

1. Set a large pot of water to boil and salt it. When it boils, add the spinach and onion and cook for just about a minute, until the spinach wilts. Drain thoroughly and cool a bit. Squeeze dry. Chop spinach and onion and place in a large bowl, along with the eggs, cheese and breadcrumbs. Mix well, then add salt and pepper.

2. Form the spinach mixture into small croquettes, a scant 1/4 cup each for a total of 16. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before frying; or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours. Let come to room temperature before proceeding.

3. Place oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. In batches (so croquettes will not touch as they cook), add croquettes to the skillet. Adjust heat so they brown without burning, about 3 to 4 minutes; turn and brown the other side, about 3 to 4 minutes. Continue until all the croquettes are cooked. Serve hot or at room temperature. Croquettes can be cooked ahead, cooled, covered and refrigerated, then reheated in a 250 degree F oven until just warmed.

4. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before frying; or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours. Let come to room temperature before proceeding.

5. Place oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. In batches (so croquettes will not touch as they cook), add croquettes to the skillet. Adjust heat so they brown without burning, about 3 to 4 minutes; turn and brown the other side, about 3 to 4 minutes. Continue until all the croquettes are cooked. Serve hot or at room temperature. Croquettes can be cooked ahead, cooled, covered and refrigerated, then reheated in a 250 degree F oven until just warmed.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 16; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 99, Fat, total (g): 5, chol. (mg): 49, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 8, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 6, sodium (mg): 351, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.