Just in time for St. Patrick's Day - Green Appetizers! Spinach Balls are a good way to get some dark greens into your diet while still enjoying your appetizer fetish! Faith and Begorrah!
You can substitute olive oil (most appropriate for spinach, just ask Popeye!) for the margarine to make them healthier too! Use some whole grain bread crumbs to pump up the roughage and you've made these a healthier tidbit!
Add some more of my recipes (use my search bar on the right to search for specific appetizers or for certain ingredients) and grab some of my great designer martini recipes from The Martini Diva and you've got a great little St. Patrick's Day Party in the making!
Text recipe for the Diva Spinach Balls:
1 Lb. Frozen Chopped Spinach, Thawed
1 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
10 Tablespoons Melted Margarine OR Olive Oil
1-3/4 Cups of Bread Crumbs
2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
1 Large Onion, Minced
1/2 Teaspoon Dried Thyme Leaves
1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Preheat Oven to 350. Squeeze the excess water from the spinach and put it in a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well by hand or with a spoon. Place the balls closely together on a baking sheet.
Cook in the top half of the oven until firm to the touch, about 20 - 25 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes and transfer to your platter. Garnish with fresh thyme leaves or another green and serve.
P.S. STAY TUNED ON TUESDAY - I'LL BE POSTING A RECIPE FOR USING YOUR LEFT OVER CORNED BEEF AS APPETIZERS!!!!!
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