Sunday, January 15, 2017
Collard Greens* Fritters- gluten free
Love collard greens and always looking for new recipes. I wanted to try this since it has no flour or bread crumbs.
1 (16 oz) package frozen chopped collards***
1 medium onion, finely chopped (6 oz)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
Prepare fresh collards or take the 16 ounce box or package of collard greens in a saucepan with ¼ cup water.
Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium-high and cook 3-5 minutes, until thawed.
Drain the collards well, either by pressing on them in a colander, or by placing the collards inside a clean kitchen towel** squeezing hard to get rid of as much water as you can from them.
Place the the drained collard greens, onion and garlic in a large bowl. Mix well.
In a small bowl, whisk the eggs with the salt and pepper. Add the egg mixture and the Parmesan to the collards mixture, mixing well with a fork or a spatula to combine.
In a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil and butter.
Use 2 tablespoon per fritter , pressing down gently to flatten.
Cook 3-4 minutes on each side, until well-browned and crisp.
Briefly drain on paper towels before serving.
* As mentioned above. Spinach could be used in place of collards.
** A white towel will get discolored when used to drain the water from the collards. I buy inexpensive towels from a dollar store.
*** I used fresh collards which I prepared by washing, taking out the stem then steaming. Once collards are cooked I let them cool before handing them. When cooled I place collards in the towel and squeeze out excessive fluid. I then add to a food processor and chop. Remove from food processor and measure out 16 ounces.
Recipe adapted from Healthy Recipes