These bite-sized Hors d'Oeurves are a sure way to stem your appetite as you await the main course. They are great for any festive occasion, including holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries. Their crunch will please even the pickiest of eaters.

Ingredients

  • 600 grams spinach
  • water (salted)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour (sifted)
  • 750 milliliters milk (heated)
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • nutmeg
  • pine nuts (toasted)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • bread crumbs
  • vegetable oil (for frying)

Directions

  1. Boil the spinach in salted water for 8 minutes. Drain well and set aside.
  2. To make the bechamel sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan, add the sifted flour (to avoid lumps), and mix together until heated up. Little by little, add the hot milk. Salt and pepper to taste and add a pinch of nutmeg.
  3. Once the sauce is done, add the spinach and a handful of toasted pine nuts and mix well.
  4. Spread the batter out on a flat pan and let cool in the refrigerator 1 hour.
  5. Pinch off sections of batter and roll into balls. Coat in beaten egg and bread crumbs.
  6. Fry in plenty of hot oil.
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NutritionView more

380Calories
Sodium24%DV580mg
Fat35%DV23g
Protein35%DV18g
Carbs9%DV28g
Fiber16%DV4g

PER SERVING *

Calories380Calories from Fat210
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat23g35%
Saturated Fat8g40%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol85mg28%
Sodium580mg24%
Potassium1350mg39%
Protein18g35%
Calories from Fat210
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate28g9%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Sugars13g26%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

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Lexie R. 25 May 2015
The things you can do with Croquettes these days is just mind blowing. I loved the healthy variety mixed with the fried food. It’s like the best of both worlds. These are really flavorful, and there wasn’t one left on the plate. I doubled the recipe. Next time I will have to triple it to feed my family. Dip these in some ranch sauce or a southwest chipotle, and it is out of this world.