Sunday, October 26, 2008

Spinach Balls

This is a great little appetizer or snack. I liberally substitute whatever greens we have from the farm, collards, kale (though not much since I've discovered roasted kale), and chard. This little gem of a recipe came from my friend Pamina more than a decade ago, and we make it regularly. (Though the original recipe called for a full stick of butter.)

Spinach Balls
2 10-oz pkg frozen chopped spinach, drained and squeezed dry: $2.50
2 cups bread crumbs ($0 - seriously, we toss all heels and scraps into a bucket in the freezer)
1 medium onion, minced and sauteed: 0.23
3 T. butter or margarine, melted: 0.19
2 eggs, beaten: 0.42
1/2 c. grated parmesan: 0.82
1/2 tsp each pepper and garlic salt: 0.10
Total: $4.26 for approx 49, $0.09 each

Mix ingredients. Chill a few hours. Form into balls. Bake at 350F until brown (20-30 min).

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