Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Spinach Balls!

Guess who hearts Spinach Balls?
 I found this wonderful recipe years ago in the MInnesota Heart Association's Cookbook. It is an easy to prepare starter and a great way to get the little ones to eat spinach. I have always made large  batches of spinach balls every holiday season.  I have reduced the amount of butter originally called for even though I am a firm believer that you can never  over butter it! I made a pan last night and served them before dinner.  Yannis ate them all and asked if there were any more   Guess they know in Minnesota that butter makes the heart sure does Yannis'!  MERRY CHRISTMAS!! I hope your hearts are filled with lots of joy, happiness and peace this holiday season!!

Spinach Balls
4 cups chopped cooked, drained spinach
4 Tables. fresh dill
1/2 cup butter
1 cup fresh parmesan cheese
3 eggs
2 cups croutons
salt and pepper

While the spinach is still a bit warm add the butter and dill. Add the rest of the ingredients , adding enough bread crumbs to give the consistency of stuffing.  Roll in balls and freeze on a cookie sheet.  When frozen, put them in a bag or a tupperware container and keep them in the freezer untill you want to bake them.   Bake at 350 F./180C for about 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.  I have used all kinds of different cheeses in several combinations, but a good
parmesan cheese is delightful!

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