Spinach Fritters Recipe
Uniquely delicious spinach fritters from Armenian cuisine, called: ohtcheh. And what’s more interesting, that these spinach fritters are served with spinach dip, a simple and fulfilling side to complete this appetizer.
Very few ingredients are needed to make ohtcheh, and you can simply make it by eyeballing, just as I did. As long as you have the ingredients list and find time to watch YouTube tutorial, you should be good to go .
For spinach fritters
24oz baby spinach, soaked in boiling water for 5-7 min, if using regular spinach, boil for 2-3 min
Half a bunch of various herbs, such as: parsley, scallions, cilantro, dill , chopped finely
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
2 large eggs, beaten
⅔ cup or more flour, flour amount depends on how well you squeeze the spinach and how much liquid the herbs absorbed while soaking, be sure to strain and squeeze very well
½ tsp baking powder
Salt, black and red peppers to taste
Oil for frying
For spinach dip
Save a handful of cooked spinach you soaked for fritters
1-2 tbs strained yogurt
½ cup regular plain yogurt
1 large garlic clove, minced
Salt to taste
To make spinach fritters
Cook and squeeze spinach very well
Chop coarsely or finely
Add the rest of ingredients and mix to incorporate
Preheat a nonstick skillet filled with oil, I used sunflower oil
Form small balls with an ice cream scoop , flatten and fry until golden on both sides
To make the spinach dip
Finely chop the cooked spinach
Add garlic, yogurt and salt
Mix together and done !
Serve fritters hot or warm
Բարի ախորժակ !