Spinach and Smoked Gouda Balls

  • 2 t. olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ¼ t. kosher salt; pinch of pepper
  • 1 10 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 ¼ cups dry bread crumbs
  • ½ cup grated smoked Gouda cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 T. butter, melted
  • 1/8 t. nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350.  Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over med. Heat.  Add the onion, salt and pepper.  Cook until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.  Remove from heat.

Squeeze the spinach to remove all of the liquid.  Put the spinach in a food processor. Add the onion, ½ cup of the bread crumbs, smoked Gouda, Parmesan, egg, butter and nutmeg; process until completely combined and smooth.

Form 1 inch spheres with the spinach mixture and roll each sphere in the remaining ¾ cup bread crumbs to coat completely.  Place on a foil, or parchment paper lined baking sheet.  Bake until hot and lightly golden, about 10 minutes.  Do not overcook or they will get dry.

Can be prepared and refrigerated up to 1 day in advance or frozen up to 1 week in advance.  Let thaw before baking.

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