Thursday, December 07, 2006

spinach ball appetizers

From one of my co-workers -- made them for a baby shower this weekend and they turned out great. One tip: Next time I'll make them smaller.

2 cups fresh bread crumbs (whole foods' is very good) (she was right about that)
1 lb frozen spinach, thawed
1 cup shredded Parmesan Reggiano (I used a blend of parmesan, fontina and something else)
5 eggs
3 garlic cloves minced
1 lg onion minced
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp cayenne (I used a bit more of all the spices)

Form little ping-pong-size balls and lay on cookie sheet. Refrigerated covered 1 hour, then stick in preheated oven (350) for about a half hour. Keep an eye out -- shd be a light golden brown when done.


Alissa said...

Ooh! My mom used to make these, and my friend Missi makes them, but with Stovetop stuffing. I've been trying to find a good recipe for them and haven't really found anything that looked quite right. Hooray! Thanks!

gwen said...

Sure -- they are actually really really delicious. Deceptively simple!

Alissa said...

note to self, as I have made these twice and both times had the same reaction. Way too much onion, and the onion needs to be very finely diced. Both times mine came out more like onion balls.