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Ricotta and Spinach Fritters

with Tomato Salad
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Ricotta and Spinach Fritters

Ricotta and Spinach Fritters - Vegetarian appetizer for 4 or a healthy, filling meal for 2

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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
50 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 5 min.
Ready in
Calories:
288
calories
Calories

Healthy, because

Even smarter

Nutritional values

The iron balance of vegetarians also gets its money's worth here, because the vitamin C from tomatoes and basil optimizes the absorption of the blood-forming mineral.

Ideal side dish: Thin slices of toasted wholemeal baguette provide dietary fibre and ensure long-lasting satiation.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie288 kcal(14 %)
Protein14 g(14 %)
Fat20 g(17 %)
Carbohydrates9 g(6 %)
Sugar added2 g(8 %)
Roughage2.5 g(8 %)
Vitamin A0.6 mg(75 %)
Vitamin D0.5 μg(3 %)
Vitamin E2.9 mg(24 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin43 mg(358 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate63 μg(21 %)
Pantothenic acid1.2 mg(20 %)
Biotin13.8 μg(31 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.6 μg(20 %)
Vitamin C39 mg(41 %)
Potassium545 mg(14 %)
Calcium302 mg(30 %)
Magnesium47 mg(16 %)
Iron2.3 mg(15 %)
Iodine17 μg(9 %)
Zinc1.8 mg(23 %)
Saturated fatty acids9 g
Uric acid35 mg
Cholesterol89 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
6
Ingredients
4 ounces
fresh Spinach
1 ounce
1 pound
2 tablespoons
1
Egg (large)
1 ½ pounds
red and yellow Tomatoes
2
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
½ bunch
4 tablespoons
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Skillet, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Plate, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Whisk, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Salad spinner, 1 Fine grater

Preparation steps

1.
Ricotta and Spinach Fritters preparation step 1

Trim spinach, rinse and spin dry. Cut into fine strips. Finely grate the Parmesan.

2.
Ricotta and Spinach Fritters preparation step 2

Quickly stir spinach in a bowl with ricotta, Parmesan cheese, flour, egg, salt and pepper to make a smooth batter. Refrigerate while preparing salad.

3.
Ricotta and Spinach Fritters preparation step 3

Rinse tomatoes, cut out stems and cut the tomatoes into thin slices.

4.
Ricotta and Spinach Fritters preparation step 4

Peel the onions and cut into very thin rings.

5.
Ricotta and Spinach Fritters preparation step 5

Mix vinegar, honey and salt and pepper to taste. Whisk in 3 tablespoons olive oil. Rinse basil, shake dry and pluck off the leaves.

6.
Ricotta and Spinach Fritters preparation step 6

Place tomato slices, onion rings and basil in alternating layers on a serving plate, seasoning each layer lightly with salt and pepper and drizzling with a little salad dressing. Let stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes.

7.
Ricotta and Spinach Fritters preparation step 7

Heat the remaining olive oil in a heavy non-stick skillet over medium heat.

8.
Ricotta and Spinach Fritters preparation step 8

Scoop small portions of the ricotta mixture with a tablespoon dipped in water. Place in the hot skillet and flatten slightly with a spoon back. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes fry, turn and then fry for 1-2 minutes more. Place the fritters on the serving plate and sprinkle with more freshly ground pepper and Parmesan cheese to taste.