Spinach Fritters Recipe with Homemade Yogurt Aioli

Spinach Fritters Recipe

I’m always looking for new tapas to serve to my guest, they always give family get-togethers or parties a great atmosphere, plus there is nothing better than some tasty appetizers to start your evening. Now, fritters of any kind are always a hit, especially when they are served with a sauce 🙂 . I have made a couple of different fritters in the past, but this time I wanted to make some type of veggie the main ingredient. I came up with this spinach fritters recipe with homemade yogurt aioli while I was actually eating some sauteed spinach! It came to me that I love Spinach and why not incorporate it into a fritter! Within a couple of trial runs, the perfect recipe was born. Of course I had to create a sauce that would make these fritters jump, and the homemade yogurt aioli give these fritters the perfect balance. I have made these spinach fritters for some guest already and they absolutely loved them, so the proof is in the pudding! Watch the video below on how to make this spinach fritters recipe with homemade yogurt aioli or check out the recipe card below, which you can also print. Salud!

Spinach Fritters Recipe with Homemade Yogurt Aioli
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Ingredients
  1. (1) Cup Greek Yogurt
  2. (3) Cloves of Garlic
  3. (1/2) Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  4. (1/2) Tsp Dried Parsley
  5. (3) Tbsp Extra Virgin Spanish Olive Oil
  6. (4) Cups Tightly Packed Spinach
  7. (1/2) Cup All-Purpose Flour
  8. (1) Organic Egg
  9. (1/4) Cup Organic Milk
  10. (1/2) Onion
  11. (1/4) Tsp Smoked Paprika
  12. (1/4) Cup Extra Virgin Spanish Olive Oil for Frying
  13. Sea Salt
  14. Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
  15. Lemon
Instructions
  1. To make the yogurt aioli, finely mince 2 cloves of garlic and add them to a mortar, using a pestle pound the garlic until you form a paste, then add 1 cup of greek yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of dried parsley, season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, mix it until it´s well mixed, then slowly drizzle in about 1 tablespoon of extra virgin Spanish olive oil while you continue to mix, cover the mortar with seran wrap and add it to the fridge
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan with a medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin Spanish olive oil, then add 4 cups of tightly packed store-bought bagged spinach, mix with the oil and place a lid on the pan, after about 2-3 minutes remove the lid, mix the spinach and turn off the heat, transfer the spinach to a sieve and using a wooden spoon push down on the spinach to remove all the excess liquid, transfer to a cutting board and finely mince the spinach
  3. To make the batter add 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour into a bowl, make a well in the middle and crack 1 organic egg into the well, lightly beat the egg without mixing it with the flour, then add 2 tablespoons of water and mix everything together, finely mince 1 clove of garlic and finely dice 1/2 of an onion and add them to the batter, then add a 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt, some freshly cracked black pepper and the minced spinach, mix everything together until well mixed
  4. Heat a small non-stick frying pan with a medium heat and add a 1/4 cup of extra virgin Spanish olive oil, once the oil get´s hot add spoonfuls of the batter into the pan, cook the fritters in batches that way you don´t overcrowd the pan, cook each side for 1 minute and then transfer to a plate with paper towels
  5. Add the yogurt aioli to a bowl and transfer to a plate, then add the cooked spinach fritters to the plate and garnish with some lemon wedges
  6. Enjoy!
Notes
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2 comments on “Spinach Fritters Recipe with Homemade Yogurt Aioli

  1. Wonderful looking fritters and they are indeed original made with spinach, I’ve made quite a few fritters in my life but never with spinach. I would love to try them, maybe I can convince my son with them that spinach is not evil. 🙂 🙂

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