Spinach Cheese Balls
This recipe is one of the dreamy versions of spinach. In fact, spinach just adds flavor. The main thing that turns the recipe into a dream is melted cheese. It tells a little bit about the photo. But it is a little difficult to predict its taste. You should definitely try and taste it.
I made it as a side dish with roasted chicken for dinner. You can use it this way, or you can make it for breakfast. You can try it for breakfast this weekend, for example.
The spinach cheese balls are crispy on the outside and have the consistency of melted cheese on the inside. The thing that keeps the outside crispy even though the inside is melted is that the outside is covered with eggs twice. Using a single coating, such as a classically crispy chicken drumstick, will make the outsides soft.
I haven't tried it, but it doesn't seem possible to make the recipe in the oven. Since we cook in hot oil for a very short time, the balls do not have a chance to melt and disperse. But I think they can find this opportunity because they will stay in the oven for a long time at a lower temperature. It doesn't seem too difficult for them to spread and merge into one piece.
What else can we make the recipe with other than spinach? The first thing that comes to my mind is the biceps. It can also be steamed and pureed broccoli or cauliflower. Whatever vegetable you use, be very careful that it is dehydrated. If you are roasting, drain the water completely, prefer steaming instead of boiling. If you do not have this opportunity, if you are going to boil it, then wait for the water to drain completely on the strainer.
While frying, do not put your spinach balls in until you are sure that the oil is completely hot. After throwing the balls into the oil, count to 30 and remove the balls immediately. Serve hot.
- 150 g of mozzarella cheese, grated,
- 200g of spinach,
- 1/2 cup of all purpose flour,
- 2-3 tbsps of all purpose flour,
- 2-3 tbsps of bread crumbs,
- 1 large egg,
- Vegetable oil for frying.
- Fry the spinach in a large pan without adding oil, stirring frequently, until the water is completely absorbed,
- Knead the cooled spinach, cheese, flour and salt until they are well combined,
- Make walnut-sized balls,
- Beat the egg in a bowl,
- Dip your cheese balls first in the flour, then the egg and finally the breadcrumbs,
- Dip the balls back into the egg and then the breadcrumbs,
- In a narrow-bottomed deep pan, heat oil enough to keep all the balls in the oil,
- Put the balls into the oil and fry for 30 seconds and remove them in a strainer,
- Serve without delay.