Aunt Lil's Spinach Balls

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READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
4-6
YIELD:
15 balls
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place the spinach in a microwave safe dish and microwave for 4-5 minutes on high or until thawed. Drain and squeeze out excess liquid (I put the spinach in a colander and then use a spoon to press out the liquid).
  2. If using the mushrooms or onions, saute them in bit of oil until translucent. Drain all liquid.
  3. In a large bowl, combine spinach, butter, salt, 1 egg, garlic and 3/4 cup bread crumbs. Mix well.
  4. Make balls from spinach mixture by taking a small amount of spinach and rolling in your hands. Make the balls 1 1/2 - 2 inches in diameter. Wet your hands under running cold water as you make the balls to keep the spinach from sticking to your hands (you'll need to rewet them a couple of times).
  5. In a small bowl, combine 1 beaten egg and 1/4 cup water. Beat well. In another small bowl, place approximately 1 cup bread crumbs.
  6. Roll each spinach ball in the bread crumbs, then the egg/water mixture, then in the bread crumbs again. Add more water to the egg if you start to run out before you finish them all.
  7. In a large skillet, fry the spinach balls in butter until all sides are lightly browned. Use 1-2 tablespoons of butter for each batch of balls, leaving enough room in the pan to move them around so they can be well browned.
  8. Place in a 9 x 11 baking dish or another similar dish with low sides. Freeze or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  9. Before serving, heat thawed spinach balls for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

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