Garlicky Potato and Spinach Patties
March 4, 2016
Happy Friday guys!
Does anyone else need a can (or a 12-pack) of beer?
I definitely do. I dunno about you, but I did a lot of dumb things this week.
Starting from losing my debit card.
This was a new card, my second in a year.
Every time I lose a card (anything important really) I’m like "This is it! This is the last time! I will be responsible and awesome from this day forward."
And, well, you know how that story ends...
The moment I realized I had lost my card (at the grocery store check out) I went into panic mode.
I immediately retraced my steps through the neighborhood, just in case the card would turn up somewhere and a kind stranger decided to leave it alone.
There was a ton of crap on the ground but — needless to say it — I didn’t find the one thing I was looking for.
I looked everywhere at home. But no trace of that shiny plastic thing was in sight.
I finally capitulated and did the only savvy thing there was left me to do: cancel the card.
I was so upset. Like really upset. Maybe even a bit too upset. I mean, it’s just a debit card.
For some reasons, I wasn’t able to let it go.
So I cooked, because cooking puts me in a good mood and makes me forget all of my troubles (just like running does!)
Anytime I have leftover boiled potatoes, I make these little patties. They're good hot or cold and are the perfect addition to your lunch box.
They’re so tasty with all that garlic, butter, and spinach.
This is my basic version, but you can add some herbs or broccoli or cauliflower or really whatever you feel like.
They’re great on their own, served with marinara sauce or drizzled with hot sauce.
They’re actually so delicious, I soon forgot about the whole debit card thing!
Garlicky Potato and Spinach Patties Print this recipe!
Makes 16 patties
1 lb / 453 gr potatoes, boiled, peeled and roughly chopped
4 tablespoons milk (your choice of milk)
2 tablespoons butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 oz / 225 gr baby spinach
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup / 3.4 oz / 96 gr almond meal (or panko breadcrumbs)
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
In a large bowl mash potatoes and milk with a potato masher until smooth.
Heat butter in a large skillet over low heat. Add minced garlic and saute’ for about 3 minutes, until fragrant.
Keep an eye on the garlic the whole time, you don’t want it to brown or it will turn bitter (use the smallest burner you have if necessary).
Add baby spinach and cook for 3 further minutes, until wilted.
Add spinach to the potato mixture along with Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, egg, and mix until well combined.
Add almond meal/breadcrumbs ¼ cup at a time and mix with your hands until it reaches a firm consistency and will hold up as patties (you might need to use more or less almond meal/breadcrumbs.
Scoop two tablespoon of potato mixture and with dampened hands form into 15 patties.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
When sizzling, add patties (in batches) and cook for about 4 minutes on each side until golden-brown.
Serve warm with some marinara sauce on the side.
One patty yields 102 calories, 6 grams of fat, 7 grams of carbs, and 5 grams of protein.