Henny (littleveghen) wrote in vegancooking,

Spinach Patties

As a lover of spinach and crunchy snacky things, I was immediately drawn to the recipe for "Baby Spinach Burgers" from V Cuisine: The Art of New Vegan Cooking by Angeline Linardis. I didn't have all of the ingredients, so I substituted whole wheat flour for the bread crumbs, normal mustard instead of Dijon mustard, and left out the Italian seasoning and nutritional yeast. I also didn't add any salt, as I recently had a bad experience with a gravy recipe that called for both soy sauce and salt.

They were tasty, but a little bit bland. The next time I make them, I will add a little bit of salt, and double the mustard. Of course, they would probably taste even better with the nutritional yeast, but they are tasty without it.

The recipe claims it serves "2 for lunch, 4 for a snack". Well, I suppose it kind of worked as a snack for two people... I would recommend doubling the recipe.


  • 275g package frozen spinach

  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) good breadcrumbs

  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) fine cornmeal

  • 1 medium sweet onion, finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced

  • 1 tsp (5 ml) Italian Seasoning

  • 1 tsp (5 ml) Sage

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tsp (5 ml) soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) Dijon mustard

  • 2 tbsp nutrtional yeast

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • pinch red pepper flakes (optional)

Preheat oven to 400°F (200§C)

Thaw the spinach and drain it well. Squeeze the water out so it's practically dry. Mix it together with the other ingredients. Squeeze a bit of the mixture in your fist to see if it stickes together well. If it's not there yet, add a little more oil or mustard.

Form little patties, about 2 inches (5 cm) across and place on a lightly olive oiled baking sheet or on one line with parchment. Bake in the oven at about 400°F (200°C) for about 15 minutes, or until the edges are crispy, and the patties are a nice golden brown colour. Serve them plain or try them with a dip. These can be addictive if you like spinach, and maybe even if you don't!

x-posted from my new food blog
Tags: vegetables-spinach
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