Friday, March 14, 2014

Spinach and Onion Cakes

 I think these little browned cakes might just be the most delicious thing I have ever made in my cozy kitchen.
 Full of fresh spring spinach and onion, they are a perfect meal anytime of the day.
I topped them with a dollop of sour cream and my crispy brown cake was simply delightful.
This is also a very slimming meal as it contains mostly protein and vegetables.

Spinach and Onion Cakes
{Makes about 10 cakes}

2 cups almond flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 cup finely ground Parmesan
2 lbs. fresh spinach
1 cup finely diced onion
1 cup full fat plain yogurt
3 eggs
*optional: chopped chives

Wash spinach and cook in a large pot over medium heat, until wilted.
Drain and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients.
In another bowl, combine wet ingredients and mix well.
Add to the bowl of dry ingredients and stir.
Using a clean dish towel, press as much water out of the spinach as possible and them chop finely.
Add to the mixture and stir well.
Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add a little butter or olive oil.
Drop a good spoonful of batter and cook for 2-3 minutes on one side {until browned}, then flip and repeat.
You should be able to fit at least 3 cakes in your pan at one time.
Repeat until all of the batter has been used.

Enjoy warm with a dollop of sour cream!


~Julia

14 comments:

Heather said...

My chives are just poking up in the herb garden so I'll have to give these a try when I've got an overabundance of spinach on hand - thanks for the recipe! They look so yummy and pretty on the blue plate. Do you have source for the plate - I'm on the hunt for some new dishes!

Teresa @ Simply Farmhouse said...

Those look so good. I can not wait to try them. Thank you Julia!

Bonnie said...

These remind me of latkes only they do seem healthier. I make a zucchini cake that's really similar. These look so good. I am going to try them this weekend.

Lisa said...

Sounds good...I might just have to try it, although I don't believe the rest of my family will be on board.

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

Yumm! and that plate looks pretty enough to eat as well.

ha!

I must be hungry this morning!

Rachel said...

Are you sure baking soda, not powder?

Julia C. said...

Yes, Rachael...baking soda and not baking powder. It turns out great!

Anonymous said...

Those plates are so pretty! May I ask where you found them? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful blog!

Anonymous said...

My Mom used zucchini for the veggie too. The onions add such great flavor to these and a sprinkle of parm cheese on top make them ever so yummy.

Shyla said...

They look delicious, can't wait to try them!

I wanted to ask about the plates as well. I have two identical plates that I found at Goodwill and I love them. I've wondered where I could find more but I don't know what manufacturer made them, the name of the design, or anything! Any ideas?

Julia C. said...

Shyla...I found my plates at TJMaxx and only bought 2. I wish I had more. I can't find any information on the back, either. What a bummer!

Shyla said...

They look delicious, can't wait to try them!

I wanted to ask about the plates as well. I have two identical plates that I found at Goodwill and I love them. I've wondered where I could find more but I don't know what manufacturer made them, the name of the design, or anything! Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

We will be trying this recipe too...Husband is type II~Vickie

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