Spinach Puffs

Time: 45 minutes

If you haven’t watched this funny movie, you should! Kronk was one of my kids’ favorite characters. He is fun loving and an excellent cook. He also makes spinach puffs in this movie… so even when many years after my kids stopped watching the movie, they always remind me of Kronk when we make spinach puffs – by the way, if you have picky eaters – watch the movie then make the puffs (with the help of your kids) — they will love them! AND…. while a great side dish, they are also an excellent breakfast/brunch dish – for those busy mornings, have the filling ready the night before.

Music Selection: Emperor’s New Groove Kuzco’s Theme Song

Ingredients:

3 cups finely chopped fresh spinach (or 1 10 oz pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed & well drained)

½ c. crumbled feta or goat cheese

1 Tbsp dried or finely chopped fresh dill

1 green onion

1 tsp minced garlic

Salt/pepper

2 large eggs

1 sheet puff pastry (thawed and rolled to a 12 x 8 inch rectangle

Optional: sliced up kalamata olives (pitted)

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 400 deg.

Grease a 6 muffin tin.

In large bowl, mix spinach, feta, dill, garlic, onion, salt/pepper and one egg.

Roll out the puff pastry. Cut into 6 equally sized squares (about 4 inch squares).

Press each pasty square into the muffin tin, so the corners hang over. Fill each square (sprinkle with olives if you want to add olives) and then fold the pastry corners over the spinach.

In a small bowl, whisk the remaining egg and then brush on spinach puffs.

Bake about 25 minutes. Let cool for about 10 mins in pan before serving. This is a great side dish to lamb!

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