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Spinach Fritters Recipe

Spinach Fritters Recipe

Here’s a secret for those of you with children who don’t like spinach or other green vegetables: make those veggies into fritters and they’ll eat ‘em like the proverbial hotcakes!

Spinach-loving adults will also appreciate these: they’re filled with all the nutritional goodness of spinach in the form of light and crispy little fritters. We also include a great recipe for toothsome Corn and Kale Skillet Cakes that will actually have your little ones clamoring for more kale!


2 pounds fresh spinach
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 egg
1/4 to 1/2 cup matzoh meal
2 tablespoons arrowroot or 1 tablespoon kuzu powder (a thickening agent)
oil for frying

1. Wash spinach thoroughly. Place wet spinach in a large saucepan, cover, and turn heat on to medium-low. When you hear the spinach starting to hiss, reduce the heat to low and steam about 5 minutes, until the spinach has reduced in volume and softened, but is still bright green.

2. Drain spinach in a colander, squeezing to extract as much moisture as possible, and allow to cool.

3. Chop the spinach finely and place in mixing bowl. Add salt, egg, matzoh meal, and arrowroot or kuzu powder, and mix gently to form a hefty batter.

4. Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet. Gently place several spoonsful of batter into the hot oil. When the edges turn light brown, carefully turn fritters over with a flat spatula. Cook until firm and lightly browned. Drain on paper towels and keep warm until ready to serve.

Serves 4.

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Inspired by The Book of Whole Meals, by Annemarie Corbin (Ballantine Books, 1983).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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1:37AM PDT on May 14, 2013


8:58PM PST on Mar 5, 2013

An enjoyable treat.

10:35PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

This too, looks very tasty!

8:59AM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

Fewer eggs can be used and all feta too. It's a great dish if people are still eating dairy and cheese -- if not, I haven't found a way to replicate it.

8:46AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012


12:29AM PDT on Sep 15, 2011

The recipe sounds delicious. Thanks.

2:27PM PDT on Aug 19, 2011


10:49AM PDT on Jul 27, 2011

Thank you

12:12PM PDT on May 18, 2011

Sounds good. Thanks Annie!

6:30AM PDT on Oct 26, 2010

Oh yum - I love spinach. Can't wait to try this one!

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