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Spinach Balls Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mom

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 pkgs. frozen spinach
1 lb. ricotta cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup fine bread crumbs
4 beaten eggs
1/4 tsp. powdered marjoram
garlic salt to taste
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup flour
spaghetti sauce

Directions:
Directions:
Cook frozen spinach according to package directions. Drain thoroughly and press spinach with your hands to remove as much moisture as possible. Combine spinach, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, eggs, marjoram, garlic salt, salt and pepper. When all is thoroughly blended, roll mixture into 1-inch balls and place in the freezer. To cook, roll balls in flour, drop into a pan of lightly boiling water, and cook a few at a time until they rise to the top in a single layer, about 5 minutes. Serve covered in spaghetti sauce. The most important thing is to remove as much moisture as possible from the cooked spinach, and to mold the balls tightly together, chilling thoroughly so they won't disintegrate during the cooking process.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mom made these from a recipe in the Thursday food section of the Chicago Tribune. She lost the recipe for years and then one day found it tucked away in a lost folder. They are the best! A comfort food, kind of like spinach lasagna, without the pasta. It is a great vegetarian recipe, or if you are on a low-carb diet, they always hit the spot. It is the only time I can remember mom using a canned pasta sauce!

 

 

 

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