Friday, July 24, 2009

Herb and spinach fritters

Herb and spinach fritters / Bolinhos de espinafre e ervas

Have you ever cooked something because you missed someone?

After watching a concert on TV, I could not stop thinking about my mom – she and my father met on one of that singer’s presentations, back in 1975. My way of dealing with it was preparing something I knew she’d love: it had to be something packed with veggies or fruit.

These fritters come from DH mag #29 and were perfect for the occasion.

Herb and spinach fritters / Bolinhos de espinafre e ervas

Herb and spinach fritters
from Donna Hay magazine

1 cup (140g) self-rising flour, sifted
2 eggs
1 ½ tablespoons (21g) unsalted butter, melted
¼ cup (60ml) milk
salt and freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup chopped chives
½ cup chopped basil leaves
½ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
1 cup spinach leaves, packed, torn or chopped
vegetable oil for shallow-frying

Place the flour, eggs, butter, milk, salt and pepper in a large bowl and whisk to combine – a batter will form. Fold through the chives, basil, parsley and spinach. Place two tablespoons of the oil in a large frying pan and heat over medium heat. Add tablespoons of the mixture to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes each side or until bubbles appear on the surface – avoid making tall or very large fritters because they might not cook completely on the inside. Set aside.
Add another two tablespoons of oil and repeat with the remaining mixture.

Serves 4 – I got 10 fritters


Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul said...

Absolutely delicious Patricia!

Manggy said...

Oh Patricia, I'm sad to hear you're a bit blue (as is what comes naturally when you miss someone), but it is really sweet of you. At least to the people who are lucky enough to be fed by you, her heart (and apparently, her health-minded dishes) shines through in your delicious food.

Snooky doodle said...

oh these look delicious! I m sorry you re missing your mum. give her a call you ll feel a bit better.

Jennifer said...

My heart goes out to you Patricia, Im sorry you are feeling so down. Why not try calling your Mom? That always helps me. These fritters look SO good!!

Eléonora said...

Patricia thank you very much for your kindness and your visits to my blog ... I have just returned from vacation, but not easy to return to the kitchen. I have my granddaughter as well, then a little rest ... I wish you a good Sunday with your family and friends!!

Chocolate Shavings said...

Those look delicious. And I hear you about cooking something that reminds you of someone !

Patricia Scarpin said...

Pete, thanks!

Mark, you are just too sweet, my friend - your comment brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for your support, it means the world!

Natalie and Jennifer, thank you for your kind words; my mom lives in heaven now, she died in 1986. That's why I miss her so much.

Eléonora, darling! How great it is to see you here!
I wish you a fantastic week!

Jennifer, I'm glad to know I'm in such great company - thank you!

LyB said...

I know how you feel. We've just been visiting my mom for a few days and it felt really weird that my dad wasn't there. I kept thinking about him the whole time we were there. Good memories though, that's what's important, right? I'll have to try these fritters, my son, who's 5, loves spinach, go figure!

Kelly said...

Those look very tasty! Perfect party food, and they would be lovely with some sour cream for dipping. Mmmmm.

Abby said...

Ohhh, spinach and chives! These are calling to me.

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