Potato and Spinach Puffs

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If you ask me what I see around me I am telling you you’ll regret asking it! All I see around me is tons and tons of madness in every zone. From kitchen to the laundry room you name it. See the problem is that, that I am still not able to understand why and how my house turns upside down even if I am just away for mere 2 days. And to add to this madness is this holiday week. As if I don’t have enough to do already! Sometime I just wish I had some fairy wand…

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Anyways lets ignore the madness and concentrate on Holidays! It happened about few years back when we newly moved to US, it was our first or maybe 2nd Thanksgiving and I had invited quite a few people over. The lists were made, the menu was planned but somehow even with all that planning and stuff nothing was going was the way I planned. Turkey was taking more time then I imagined, the piecrust was looking nothing like it should and the clock was ticking faster than it usually did.  Trust me these puffs were made out of share desperateness to have at least something ready before the guest came and they turned out to be a complete hit.

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To my surprise almost all my friends and family bought some food to share and in the end even though the turkey was not that juicy and ice-cream was served instead of the pie that I was so excited about, it was a beautiful day and I truly was and am Thankful to have so much love around me.

So before I share the recipe for this super easy and crazy delicious Potato and Spinach Puffs let me say a Big Thanks to each and everyone of you. I am Thankful for being surrounded by you all, your support and encouragement means world to me. And I wish that each one of you is always surrounded by love and happiness always.

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A Very Happy Thanksgiving to All! (everyone who celebrate)

Potato and Spinach Puffs

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 8-12

Potato and Spinach Puffs

Ingredients

    Filling-
  • 2 large potatoes, boiled and smashed
  • 4-cup spinach, wash and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Puff-
  • 4-6 pre-cut puff pastry squares (approx. 5-6 inch on each side)
  • 1 egg, beaten

Instructions

    Filling-
  1. Heat oil in a large non-stick pan and add garlic. Once the garlic starts to turn golden and the potatoes. Fry the potatoes until they start to get little golden on the surface.
  2. Add the chopped spinach, sprinkle 1-2 teaspoons of water and cover the pan. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes or until the spinach starts to wilt down.
  3. Once the spinach is done, open the pan and increase the heat to medium high. Cook stirring until all the liquid is dried.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and add pepper flakes (if using). Give a final stir and take off the pan from the heat. Let the filling cool down completely.
  5. Puffs-
  6. Heat the oven to 425 degree F; line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Take a puff pastry square and cut it in half diagonally. Working with 1 diagonal at a time, add 1-2 teaspoon of filling on the puff pastry and fold the pastry in half into a triangular shape. Press all the edges tightly to seal them well.
  8. Once all the puffs are done place them on the lined cookie sheet. Brush the puffs with beaten egg on the top surface lightly.
  9. Bake the puffs for 15-18 minutes till they are golden brown and all puffed up.
  10. Serve immediately with choice of dipping sauce.
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  • Rosa November 26, 2013, 8:51 pm

    Beautiful puffs! That is something I adore.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • yummychunklet November 26, 2013, 9:03 pm

    These look very tasty!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 30, 2013, 6:20 am

    Wonderful puffs, they look irresistible!

  • Raymund December 3, 2013, 12:29 am

    Now I can eat my spinach easily, thanks for this wonderful recipe

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook December 6, 2013, 5:37 pm

    I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving holiday. I love that you added potatoes in the typical spinach puffs. It makes 1000 times better and I know it! I should give this a try very soon. Perfect lunch and I always have puff pastry at home (and like that all ingredients are very common ingredients).