Johnny’s Spinach Balls



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  • 00:20Prep Time
  • 00:30Cook Time

Ingredients:

  • 6 cup fresh spinach leaves trimmed, washed
  • 3 cup boiling water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Johnny’s Organic Seasoned Pepper
  • 1 cup Gluten Free Panko Crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Johnny’s Garlic Salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Trim and wash the fresh spinach leaves.
  3. Place the leaves in a large mixing bowl and cover with boiling water. Cover and set aside for 3 minutes.
  4. Rinse the spinach with cold tap water. Drain using your hands to squeeze all the remaining water. You should obtain about 2/3 cup of packed cooked spinach leaves. If you are using frozen spinach, defrost and measure this quantity.
  5. Place on a chopping board and finely chop the cooked spinach. Transfer into a mixing bowl.
  6. Add eggs, cheddar cheese, cilantro, Johnny’s Organic Seasoned Pepper and panko gluten-free crumbs.
  7. Combine with a spoon or your hands, until it forms a batter from which you are able to form balls with your hands or use a small cookie scoop maker to avoid the mess
  8. If too moist add slightly more crumb until easy to roll a ball with your hands palms.
  9. Place the balls on a non-stick cookie tray covered with baking paper.
  10. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes or until golden on the top.
  11. Serve with dips of your choice like pesto, hummus or homemade ketchup.