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All Recipes, Tapas / May 17, 2024

Got Canned White Beans? Make these Spanish-Style White Bean Fritters

These Spanish-Style White Bean Fritters, known as Tortillitas de Alubias Blancas, are possibly the best fritters we’ve ever made here in Spain on a Fork. They’re packed with flavors, made with simple heart-healthy ingredients and done in just 30 minutes.

Spanish-Style White Bean Fritters
For this recipe, I used a can of white beans. Just to make things quicker and easier. If you prefer to use dried beans, just soak them in plenty of water overnight and then simmer the following day for 1 to 2 hours or until tender.

Spanish-Style White Bean Fritters
I served these fritters next to a spicy mayo aioli, which truly complements the fritters. Made with just mayonnaise, garlic, hot smoked paprika, lemon juice and olive oil. If you don’t have hot smoked paprika, you can substitute for chili powder.

Spanish-Style White Bean Fritters

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: You can serve these fritters warm or at room temperature. Also, you can make the fritter batter ahead of time and add it to the fridge. It will hold for up to 3 to 4 days.

Spanish-Style White Bean Fritters

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Spanish-Style White Bean Fritters
5 from 1 vote

Spanish-Style White Bean Fritters

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 429 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 60 ml
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour 60 grams
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup club soda 90 ml
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 8 grams
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1.50 grams
  • 1 can white beans 15.5 oz / 440 grams
  • sea salt & black pepper


  • 1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise 120 grams
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp hot smoked Spanish paprika 2.50 grams
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 5 ml
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 15 ml
  • sea salt & black pepper


  1. Add the flour into a large bowl and make a well in the middle, crack in the egg and whisk the egg, then add in the club soda and whisk everything together until you get a creamy batter, then add in the shallot, garlic, parsley, cumin and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together until well mixed

  2. Drain the can of white beans into a colander and rinse under water, then shake off any excess water, transfer the beans into a bowl and using a potato masher or large fork mash down on the beans, just for a few seconds to slightly break them apart

  3. Add the beans into the bowl with the batter and mix together until well mixed

  4. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in the olive oil

  5. After a couple of minutes, add in spoonfuls of the batter, all evenly spaced out and in a single layer, cook in batches, fry the fritters for 3 minutes per side or until golden fried, then transfer into a dish with paper towels

  6. Once all the fritters are done make the spicy aioli, add the mayonnaise into a bowl, finely grate in the garlic, add in the hot smoked paprika, lemon juice and olive oil, then season with sea salt & black pepper and whisk together until you get a creamy sauce

  7. Transfer the aioli into a serving dish and decorate the fritters around it, serve warm or at room temperature, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spanish-Style White Bean Fritters
Amount Per Serving
Calories 429 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 263mg11%
Potassium 603mg17%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 506IU10%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Irene

    5 stars
    I made some for my lunch – DELICIOUS!

    21 . May . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      22 . May . 2024

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