Spinach, Ricotta and Bacon Fritters Recipe

These tasty and wholesome little spinach, ricotta and bacon fritters make the perfect lunchbox additions as they can be enjoyed hot or cold. They are simple to make, and this recipe makes twenty fritters, so there is enough for everyone — including the chef! They make a lovely lunch with a simple salad, as well a great afternoon snack when the children come home from school.

Here’s what you’ll need to make these yummy fritters:

 spinach ricotta & bacon fritters

Ricotta, chopped cooked bacon, frozen spinach, plain flour, parmesan cheese, lemon rind, two eggs and some olive oil for pan frying.

I used frozen spinach and defrosted it for a couple of minutes in the microwave. You could also use fresh baby spinach and steam it first.

Place everything into a large bowl.
 spinach ricotta & bacon fritters

Then stir well to combine all the ingredients. How lovely does it look already? 
 
 spinach ricotta & bacon fritters
 Drop tablespoon-sized pieces of batter into a frying pan and cook for a couple of minutes before turning.

 spinach ricotta & bacon fritters
 They look delicious already!

 spinach ricotta & bacon fritters

Remove to a baking paper lined oven tray and place in the oven for ten minutes to cook through completely.

spinach ricotta & bacon fritters

Take them out and allow to cool on a cooling rack. 

 spinach ricotta & bacon fritters 
 Store these spinach, ricotta and bacon fritters in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days — if they last that long! 

 spinach ricotta & bacon fritters

Spinach, Ricotta & Bacon Fritters
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 500 grams fresh ricotta
  2. 4 rashers of bacon, chopped and fried until golden
  3. 250 grams frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed of excess water (or 500 grams baby spinach, steamed)
  4. 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 6 tbs plain flour
  7. zest of 1 lemon (optional)
  8. olive oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Place everything except for the oil into a large bowl and mix thoroughly to combine.
  3. Heat a nonstick frying pan to medium heat and swirl in a little olive oil. Use two tablespoons to ladle the batter into the frying pan and cook for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden.
  4. Place the fritters onto an oven tray lined with baking paper and bake for 5-10 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Allow to cool slightly and serve.
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