When life gives you newborns, make fried appetizers.
I'm baaaaack! Did ya miss me?
I'm Bev. Bev Weidner? The girl who had twins a couple of months ago. Not ringing a bell? Fair enough.
To celebrate my babes finally sleeping through the night, I made you (me) Fried Spinach and Artichoke Dip Balls! It's true. They're sleeping through the night, folks. And it only took nine weeks. Which is actually great! Truth be told, they were only getting up once a night anyway, so we've had it pretty golden. Golden, just like these fried appies.
You really don't remember me? Are you serious? I've been writing for Tablespoon for like three years!
Anyway, these crispy balls of delight are gonna freak your life. Let's do this.
In a large bowl, combine spinach (Green Griant frozen works pawfectly), artichoke hearts, mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, a little mayo and a little garlic. Like deeez.
All stirred up! Don't know what to do. (Name that song ...)
After about 10 minutes in the freezer, use your hands to form little 1-inch balls. Mine are a little bigger, and you can make them this big if you want! But you don't have to. I'm not going to tell you what to do.
Then roll the little balls around in some flour, dip them in egg, then in panko breadcrumbs. Ba da bing.
Fry fry fry ... and this.
With lemon all over that mess? Holy freak attack.
Just look inside. Dear wonder babies of the earth.
Your life is about to get soooo good.
STILL DOESN'T RING A BELL? Fine. For more of Bev's musings, visit her blog Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.