Spinach Croquettes

READY IN: 39mins




  • Set a large pot of water to boil and salt it.
  • When it boils, add the spinach and onion and cook for just about a minute, until the spinach wilts.
  • Drain thoroughly and cool a bit.
  • Squeeze dry. Chop spinach and onion and place in large bowl, along with the eggs, cheese and breadcrumbs.
  • Mix well, then add salt and pepper.
  • Form the spinach mixture into small croquettes, about 1/4 each for a total of 16. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before frying. Let come to room temperature before cooking.
  • Place oil and butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat in batches (so they won't touch each other when they cook), add croquettes to the skillet.
  • Adjust heat so they brown without burning, about 3 - 4 minutes; turn and brown other side, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Continue until all the croquettes are cooked. Serve hot or at room temperature.
  • They can be cooked ahead, cooked and refrigerated and then reheated in a 250F oven until just warmed.