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Fried Spinach and Artichoke Dip Balls

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Fried Spinach and Artichoke Dip Balls
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 12
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Fried Spinach and Artichoke Dip Balls

One of the most tried-and-true appetizers – in ball form! Your face shall dance.

Ingredients

1
(9 ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1
(6.7 ounce) jar artichoke hearts (drain and pat dry)
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
3
tablespoons mayonnaise
2
cloves minced garlic
1
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
2
eggs, beaten
1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
lemon, cut into slices
1
pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
4
cups vegetable oil

Directions

  • 1 In a large bowl, combine the spinach, artichoke hearts, mozzarella, Parmesan, mayonnaise, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Place bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm.
  • 2 Place the panko, eggs and flour in 3 small bowls.
  • 3 Roll the spinach mixture into 1-inch balls. Lightly roll in the flour, shaking off any excess. Dip each ball in the egg wash, then lightly roll around in the panko breadcrumbs.
  • 4 Fry in hot oil until golden brown, about 3 minutes total.
  • 5 Serve immediately with lemon slices.
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Like your favorite spinach and artichoke dip – but fried into little crunchy balls!

As prepared by Bev Cooks,

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. 

 

Fried Spinach and Artichoke Dip Balls

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.

 

Fried Spinach and Artichoke Dip Balls

All stirred up! Don't know what to do. (Name that song ...)

 

Fried Spinach and Artichoke Dip Balls

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. 

 

Fried Spinach and Artichoke Dip Balls

Then roll the little balls around in some flour, dip them in egg, then in panko breadcrumbs. Ba da bing. 

 

Fried Spinach and Artichoke Dip Balls

Fry fry fry ... and this. 

 

Fried Spinach and Artichoke Dip Balls

With lemon all over that mess? Holy freak attack. 

 

Fried Spinach and Artichoke Dip Balls

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.

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