Spana-Latke-Kopita

Staff Writer
Spana-Latke-Kopita
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These latkes get a Greek treatment with freshly cooked spinach and feta cheese mixed into the batter. 

10
Servings
325
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound fresh spinach
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 Ounces feta cheese
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Cups vegetable oil, for frying

Directions

Clean, stem, and chop the spinach. In a frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. When hot, toss in the garlic, stirring well for 30 seconds. Remove garlic and set aside. Toss in the spinach and let sizzle for a second. Add a dash of water and cover immediately. When cooked down, about 2-3 minutes, add garlic back in with the feta. Stir well until the feta is melted. Add the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Squeeze any excess moisture out of the grated potatoes and add to a food processor with the feta-spinach mixture, and the egg. Heat oil until very hot, about 375 degrees, and form the latke batter into small patties. Fry 4-6 latkes at a time until golden brown on each side, about 8-10 minutes. Drain and serve the latkes hot. 

Pita Shopping Tip

Middle Eastern cuisine relies on some fragrant and expensive spices and seasonings such as cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, coriander, turmeric, and sumac. If possible, buy and store them whole; whole spices have a stronger aroma and flavor.

Pita Cooking Tip

For a stronger flavor and aroma, toast spices before grinding them, and only grind the amount that you need for the recipe. Keeping spices whole until needed extends their shelf life.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
27g
41%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
18%
Cholesterol
26mg
9%
Protein
5g
11%
Carbs
18g
6%
Vitamin A
234µg
26%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.8%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
20.1%
Vitamin C
30mg
50%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
6mg
30%
Vitamin K
223µg
100%
Calcium
117mg
12%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
108µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
108µg
27%
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
59mg
15%
Monounsaturated
18g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
119mg
17%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
635mg
18%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13.5%
Sodium
401mg
17%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.3%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.9mg
5.9%