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What’s Cooking – Spinach

Judy, over at Patchwork Times has started a regular “What’s Cooking” post.  Each week she picks an ingredient for us to use in a recipe.  So far she’s picked Sweet Potatoes – which I love, Carrots – which I have nothing against and now Spinach.

So which week did I try to participate?  Obviously I’ve lost my mind.  I blame it on the still clean house and kitchen.

I happen to love Spanakopita.  My sister-in-law’s mother taught me how to make it — but since I’m the only one who will eat spinach around here I didn’t want to go to the trouble.  So, I did a web search for spinach recipes for people who don’t like spinach and found THIS.

Sounds easy enough I have everything except for the breadcrumbs and spinach.  So off to the store I went.

The only fresh spinach I could find was a salad kit, so I bought it.  I then attempted to figure out how much spinach is in a head of spinach.  Search for spinach ball recipes and decided that I probably only had enough spinach for 1/6th of the original recipe.


  • 1 spinach kit (spinach only)
  • 3 T butter – melted
  • 2/3 C Italian bread crumbs
  • 3 T parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 t pepper
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 T chopped onion (in the bowl)
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1/8 t thyme

I started by rinsing the spinach, running it through the salad spinner and then tossing it in a covered pan on med-high heat for about 5 minutes.



Once it was done, I dumped it on to a paper towel, squeezed out the excess moisture, then chopped it up before adding it to the other ingredients.

Once mixed, I used a my cookie scoop and put 1″ balls of the mixture on a greased cookie sheet.


I baked them for 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven.


The bottoms were nice and brown. I’m not sure if I would call this finger food. They were tasty enough, but not something I would do again.


Check out the links over at Patchwork Times for more spinach recipes.  Next week’s ingredient is cream style corn.  I like that!

3 Thoughts on “What’s Cooking – Spinach

  1. That’s kinda weird because I never heard of a head of spinach. It grows on leaves like mustard greens. Live and learn . . I make a lot of recipes I wouldn’t make again but it is good to try new stuff. Thanks for participating!

  2. Well, as I tell my family – we never find new favorite recipes unless I try. Some are winners and some are not, but it is always fun trying and in general, we have more successes than not. Cheers! Evelyn

  3. Lori in South Dakota on January 18, 2013 at 4:25 am said:

    ROFL—all I can think of is “spinach cookies”!!! I guess I’m never anywhere that serves fancy finger food. But it was a good try!!

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