Flash Fried Spinach (Or Escarole)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is another recipe I haven't actually made myself, but I've eaten it many times in restaurants here in St. Louis, made the with spinach or with the escarole. It is absolutely delish! I adapted this from a recipe on allrecipes, changing it to use cheese the way they do at the restaurants here and including the idea of escarole. Usually it is served as an appetizer, but it would make a side dish too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer (or deep pot) to 375°F.
  2. Deep fry spinach in batches (about a handful at a time) for about 30 seconds.
  3. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  4. Sprinkle with parmesan to taste.


Most Helpful

Interesting and GOOD, albeit somewhat greasy. I have no idea if the escarole (which is what I used) looks right. But I liked this. Just don't see how it could possibly stay crisp when being served in a restaurant!

BarbryT November 25, 2007

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