SPINACH CROQUETTES

 

  • Cooking Time: 35
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach
  • * 1 cup bread crumbs (fresh or store-bought)
  • * 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • * 1/4 cup minced onion
  • * 1 clove garlic, mashed
  • * 1/4 cup melted butter
  • * 1/4 cup parmesan, grated
  • * pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • * salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Cook spinach as directed on package, either on stovetop or microwave.
  • Season well and drain; either let sit in a strainer for a while or wrap the spinach in a tea towel or cheesecloth and squeeze out excess moisture.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix to a uniform consistency. This is very much like making meatballs.
  • Form into 1" balls (approx. 1 rounded tsp each). Do not use heavy pressure, or the final product will be dense - just enough pressure to keep it all together.
  • Place croquettes on an ungreased baking sheet and chill for several hours.
  • Preheat oven to 325. Once oven is heated, bake croquettes for approx 25 minutes, until fragrant and nicely browned (you should see a bit of sizzling as the fat from the dairy starts to fry).
  • Very, very simple. A great substitute for vegetarians - if you don't touch eggs or dairy, though, it's tough to replace those in this dish.
  • Be sure to mince the onion very fine - large chunks will keep the mixture from sticking together and cause the croquettes to fall apart.

Notes

No clue where this recipe came from, though I suspect from a '70s-era Betty Crocker cookbook. It's very easy, comes together in a flash, and can be made ahead of time.

Categories: Appetizer  Dairy  Savory  Vegetable 
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