Saturday, December 12, 2009

Spinach Bites

This recipe comes from Carolyn, a cousin's wife. who brought them to a birthday party.
They were unusual and so tasty that I asked for the recipe.
I noticed after making them that the recipe said to chop and cook the spinach which I didn't do. I just squeezed all the liquid out and added it. My bites don't look as nice as hers did but the flavour is terrific.
  • 10 oz. frozen spinach, chopped, cooked and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups turkey bread stuffing mix
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion (I sautèed it with the garlic in a little butter first)
  • 1 clove garlic minced or 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper (add 1/2 tsp. salt if using fresh garlic)
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Let stand for moinsture to absorb. Add more crumbs if needed.
  2. Shape into 1 inch balls.
  3. Arrange on greased or parchment paper covered baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 350º F oven for about 20 minutes.
  5. Serve warm.

You may make these ahead and store them in fridge or freezer before baking. (Thaw before baking) Makes about 2 1/2 doz. Spinach Bites.

15 comments:

  1. This reminds me a bit of a savoury we make and serve called pakora. Looks similar but still quite different. The flavouringsin this sound wonderful and I like that it is BAKED and not fried! Yum!

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  2. I agree baked is better than fried, any day.

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  3. Now this might be a way to get some spinach into my husband! Then again, maybe not...LOL!

    I'll be trying them for sure. I might try adding a little grated parmesan cheese.

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  4. Thanks, Chris - you're pretty sharp - Parmesan should be in the ingredients. It is in the orginal recipe and I missed it when I typed it out! I've added it now.

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  5. Oh yummy! I love anything that has spinach in it! Will definintely be trying these this holiday season!

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  6. They sound terrific! I'll def. be trying those out soon :)

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  7. A perfect tasty little morsel for over the holdays. Thanks!

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  8. A friend of mine makes these all the time ... I ask her every time for the recipe...she tells me and I forget ;o)
    I just printed it! Thank you!!!
    Merry Christmas Ladies!
    ~Maria

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  9. Saving this. We like spinach and this looks like a delicious and different way to serve it. Thank you!

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  10. Hi Bev...these look great for a party!

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  11. I've got a TON of fresh spinach in my fridge and I'm all salad-ed out! I'm going to make several batches of this to freeze. THANK YOU!!

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  12. The plate, my my that brings back nice memories, that was the set my Grandma used.

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  13. These are great, however, despite squeezing out all the liquid from the cooked spinach our mix was soggy and balls would not hold shape so we had to add 2/3 cup of bisquick. Taking them to a Christmas party tonite.

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    1. I'm sorry you had trouble with them and I'm glad you found a solution that works. I do know it takes effort to get all the liquid out of the spinach.

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