The original recipe called for plain bread crumbs but I think that using Panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) will ensure that the out sides are nice and crispy.
Wetting your hands with water will help a lot to shape the meatballs and helps the panko stick to them better.
Serve with my recipe Simple Tomato Sauce. You could also make a light cheese sauce or a nice chicken flavored white sauce, and serve with rice or mashed potato.
250 gram bags of spinach are sold in most large grocery stores.
These can be cooked in tomato sauce like a traditional beef, pork or veal meatballs – but then I strongly suggest you use plain bread crumbs.
When making the meatballs using wet hands will help the Panko stick better.
I haven’t done this yet but I think that these would be a great change from Meatballs as a canape. Make them small and deep fry them for 3 or 4 minutes and serve with a spicy tomato sauce made with passata so its smooth for dipping.