Deep Fried Spinach

Deep Fried Spinach


"Sounds a little crazy, but this deep fried crispy spinach is something the kids will even eat! Light, crispy, and so good."


15 m servings 211 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 22.3 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.5g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 346 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place a large handful of fresh spinach in fryer basket, and submerge to cook for about thirty seconds. Drain spinach on paper towels, and repeat with remaining batches. Add a little salt and pepper to taste.
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  1. 36 Ratings


You can, and should, make this even if you don't have a deep fryer. Pour the oil into your deepest saucepan, and heat it on high. Peanut oil burns at a temperature much hotter than most veget...

In experimenting with this unusual recipe, my colleagues and I felt that while the idea is novel and the product is potentially shatteringly crisp and tasty, the instructions could perhaps benef...

I use this technique with fresh sage leaves, basil,or flat leaf parsley. Now that I've made this recipe, I bet it would be great using swiss chard or radicchio too. It's gonna spit when it hits ...

This is a great dish. It's a huge hit here in St. Louis, although we sprinkle parmesan cheese over the flash-fried spinach instead of using salt and pepper. What a treat!

We did not care for, some spots were cripsy while others were kind of spongy. Although we like spinich and I am trying to find new vegetable ideas, this was not one of them.

This sounded crazy, but I had to try it. I had to use Canola oil for frying though, as I didn't have any peanut oil on hand. But they still turned out good, really light and flakey. Like another...

This is a yummy and different way to make spinach. I have never heard of spinach being deep fried and am glad I tried this recipe in my new deep fryer. I used vegetable oil because I did not ha...

I don't know what I did wrong but I didn't like them. Some were crunchy and some were not. But my husband liked it.

I rated this before, guess I will again. This did not turn out the way I expected. I must have done something wrong