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Spinach Patties – low carb & gluten free

Spinazieschijfjes / Spinach Patties

Low carb & gluten free Spinach Patties, delicious as appetizer or as a side dish!

This was on my to-do list for quite a while. I wanted to create a spinach patty that’s low carb. But it got so low on my list of things I want to try/doctor up, that I completely forgot about it. Until I saw a picture of spinach balls a couple of days ago. Usually, these patties/balls/tots are made with flour and/or bread crumbs. And I figured that I could easily swap these for another low carb option.

I remembered I still had a bag of fresh spinach in the fridge. Well, emphasis on ‘had’. As in ‘wasn’t so fresh anymore’. Had to throw it out. I was almost in tears. I absolutely hate to throw away food. Which meant I had to buy a new bag of spinach. Now that these patties had moved up on my list, I needed to make them. Like now.

I guess you could also use frozen chopped spinach, but it will have to be thawed and well drained. Haven’t tried that, so I can’t vouch for results.

First, preheat oven to 200ºC/400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Then finely chop 200 g (7 oz) fresh spinach leaves, discarding any hard stalks.

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In a large bowl, combine the spinach, 4 large eggs, 100 g (3.5 oz) grated cheese (I used Gouda, but you can use any preferred cheese), 80 g almond meal, 3 tbsp fine coconut flour, 1/2 – 1 tsp salt (how much depends on the cheese you use) and 1/4 tsp pepper. Let the ‘batter’ rest for a couple of minutes.

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Then roll the batter into balls. The batter is quite moist and rather difficult to handle. Put the balls on prepared baking sheet and slightly flatten each ball into a patty.

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Bake in the middle of the oven for ca. 20 minutes, turning the patties halfway through the baking process.

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Kids totally loved these! We ate them for dinner and I served them with spicy dipping sauce and chorizo sausages. Absolutely delicious!

Enjoy!

Spinach Patties - Low Carb & Gluten Free

Yield: 20 patties

Spinach Patties - Low Carb & Gluten Free

Ingredients

200 g (7 oz) fresh spinach leaves
4 large eggs
100 g (3.5 oz) grated cheese*
80 g almond meal
3 tbsp fine coconut flour
1/2 - 1 tsp salt**
1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 200ºC/400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Finely chop the spinach leaves, discard any hard stalks.
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients, let rest for a couple of minutes.
Roll batter into balls. The batter is quite moist and rather difficult to handle. Put the balls on prepared baking sheet and slightly flatten each ball into a patty.
Bake in the middle of the oven for ca. 20 minutes, turning the patties halfway through the baking process.

Notes

* I used aged Gouda, but you can use any cheese you like

** Depends on the strength of the cheese used

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The nutritional value is based on 1 serving of 5 patties (we ate these for dinner).

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