Fried Spinach Balls

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by mollypaul

These bites would be as good as a side dish as they are for appetizers. From the Western chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947. Cooking time approximate.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups cooked spinach, well drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons onions, grated
  • 2 tablespoons cheese, grated
  • 18 teaspoon allspice
  • 14 cup water
  • breadcrumbs
  • oil, for frying


  1. Combine chopped spinach with melted butter, seasonings, one egg, bread crumbs, onion, cheese, and allspice; mix thoroughly and let stand for ten minutes.
  2. Shape into balls.
  3. Combine remaining egg with water and beat together until well blended.
  4. Roll spinach balls in bread crumbs, dip in egg, and again in bread crumbs.
  5. Preheat oil to 375F and fry balls until golden.

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