Friday, January 31, 2014

Spinach Bites with Spicy Mustard Sauce

Using frozen chopped spinach and herb-stuffing mix makes these savory bites easy to prepare. 

Spinach Bites with Spicy Mustard Sauce:

One 10-oz. (284 g) pkg frozen, chopped spinach
1 c. commercially made herb-seasoned stuffing mix
½ c. grated Parmesan cheese (see Note)
Dash nutmeg
3 eggs, beaten
⅓ c. plus 1 tbsp. butter or margarine, softened

When almost ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 deg. F. Thaw spinach, squeezing out excess moisture. Place spinach and remaining ingredients in blender or food processor, pulsing until smooth. Shape into walnut-sized balls. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 min. 

Place balls about 1-in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 10-to-15 min. Drain on paper toweling. Serve with Spicy Mustard Sauce using dipping forks or picks.

Note: Use the powdered stuff to make these! 

Spicy Mustard Sauce:

⅓-to-½ c. powdered mustard
½ c. white vinegar
½ c. granulated sugar
1 egg yolk

In a small bowl, combine mustard and vinegar. Cover and let stand at room temperature overnight. In a small saucepan, combine mustard-vinegar mixture with sugar and egg yolk. Simmer over low heat until slightly thickened. Cover and store in refrigerator up to 1 month. Yields 1-⅓ c. sauce.

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