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Fried Spinach and Artichoke Dip Balls

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

Your favorite spinach and artichoke dip – but fried into little crunchy balls! ...MORE+ LESS-

Bev Cooks
March 7, 2017

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

Steps

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  • 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. Serve immediately with lemon slices.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
14%
Sodium
250mg
10%
Potassium
130mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
1g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • When life gives you spinach and artichoke dip, make fried appetizers. To celebrate all things delicious, let's make Fried Spinach and Artichoke Dip Balls! These crispy balls of delight are amazing. Just toss your ingredients in a large bowl, freeze for 10 minutes, then form little 1-inch balls. You can make them this big if you want, but you don't have to. Then roll the little balls around in some flour, dip them in egg, then in panko breadcrumbs. Ba da bing. Then fry, fry, and fry. Your life is about to get soooo good. Squeeze with a little fresh lemon and enjoy.

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