Originally uploaded by HazelCreevy
This bento features some home-made spinach bites. They are really filling and super yummy. The pickle, veggies, and chocolate were thrown in there to fill the bento, but the spinach bites were definitely enough food.
Recipe: Spinach Bites
2 Cups fresh spinach, chopped coarsely
1 egg, beaten
1 tbs cornstarch
oil for frying
Mix the egg, spinach, and cornstarch in a large bowl. slowly add flour until the mixture thickens. Note: the mixture will still be sloppy, don't add enough flour to make it doughy. Using two spoons, roll spoonfuls in breadcrumbs. Pan fry until the mixture is brown on both sides.
A few notes: Until the mixture meets the heat, it will be sloppy. You may want to put them in the freezer for a few minutes to make them easier to handle. As soon as you put them in the pan, the egg will thicken up and they will be easy to flip. Simpler variation: Instead of coating the bites with breadcrumbs, you can simply stir the breadcrumbs into the mixture, and just drop spoonfuls into the pan.