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How to Make Spinach Balls

Spinach has long been considered as one of the most nutritious vegetables ever. This has been shown in pop culture, where cartoon character Popeye popularized spinach as the source of his strength to hard facts from the governmental agencies life the US Department of Agriculture which stated that 180 grams of boiled spinach has at least 6.4 mg of iron, more than a hamburger patty. Yet, it is also `known that spinach is not really one of the most appetizing things to eat around. Children, who need iron and calcium for strength and muscle building, shy away from the perfect sources of these elements – spinach. Thus, there is a need to make spinach something that people, especially children would clamor to eat. Here is a recipe for herbed spinach balls.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package frozen chopped spinach that has been thawed and drained well
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup and 2 teaspoons Italian style bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic, grated
  • Pepper, thyme, salt, and sage to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients.
  2. After all the ingredients have been thoroughly combined, form the mixture into balls.
  3. Grease a pan lightly and put the formed balls in the pan.
  4. Bake the balls at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.
  5. This recipe can serve up to four people.

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