Friday, December 18, 2009

Parmesan Broccoli Balls

• 1 (10 ounce) package chopped frozen broccoli, thawed
• 1 (6 ounce) package chicken flavored dry stuffing mix
• 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
• 1 medium onion, chopped
• 6 eggs, beaten
• 3/4 cup margarine, melted
• 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1. Place broccoli in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover. Cover, and bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes. Uncover, and continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes, until tender. Remove from heat, drain, and cool.

2. In a large bowl, mix broccoli, stuffing mix, Parmesan cheese, onion, eggs, margarine, pepper, and garlic salt. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator approximately 1 hour, until moisture has been absorbed.

3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

4. Roll the chilled mixture into 1 inch balls, and arrange on a medium baking sheet.

5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until browned.

**Variation: increase the Parmesan Cheese to 1 cup and used fresh broccoli instead of frozen.

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