Inspired by Emperor's New Groove

Kronk’s Spinach Puffs

Everyone loves Kronk so I had to recreate his Spinach Puffs from Emperors New Groove and see what he was so passionate about!
Servings

Servings:

6
Ready in

Ready In:

35 mins
Mealtime

Good For:

Party Food
Kronk’s Spinach Puffs

The Emperor’s New Groove is one of my favourite Disney movies. I remember watching this with my mum since I was a child and most of my family still quote lines from it on occasion. It’s a fabulous film, with a collection of witty lines and an interesting and slight meta storyline. It has a brilliant lineup of loveable and love-to-hate characters and its song base isn’t over the top or powerful but help set the scene instead.

If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll recognise this recipe. Kronk is the loveable minion to Ezma’s side. He is dumb at times and clever at others but always perfectly voiced by the great Patrick Warburton who has been in “A Series of Unfortunate Events”, “Family Guy”, and “Rules of Engagement”. I’ve recreated Kronk’s Spinach Puffs from the dinner scene with Ezma and Kuzco, and I loved stuffing my face with them as much as I love Kronk himself!

Ingredients

1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 Onion, diced
2 cloves of Garlic, minced
250g Spinach
120g Ricotta Cheese
100g Feta Cheese
1 Egg, Yolk only
½ tsp Salt
Ready-made Puff Pastry
Egg wash

I have chosen 6 servings for this meal because it can make about 18 Spinach Puffs. They can be put as a side to a dish, or a snack eaten whilst playing games or watching a movie. They’re an ideal appetiser if you want to impress some guests too!

I ended up using this Emperors New Groove dish as a lunchbox treat to have at work. They can be left in the fridge for a couple of days before turning too soggy, but ideally they freeze beautifully, so if you wanted to save them for a party, freeze them after they have cooled down!

I’ve used ready rolled Pastry, but you can make your own if you prefer. You’ll want the pastry to be about half a centimeter thick before cutting. You should also use as much of the pastry as possible, rather than throwing out waste.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 220ºC/Fan 200ºC/Gas Mark 6. Heat oil in a large pan before adding the diced onions. Cook for 5 minutes until translucent and soft. Add the garlic and spinach and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Step 2
Place the spinach mixture into a medium bowl and stir in the cheese, egg yolk and salt.
Step 3
Cut the puff pastry into roughly 8-10cm squares and place a tablespoon in the center of the square. Turn the square so it is a diamond shape, then brush egg wash along the bottom two sides like a V. Bring the two egg washed sides up over the filling to create a cone shape around the filling, pinching the pastry to clasp together.
Step 4
Repeat for all the squares and then bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

Kronk's Spinach Puffs

Everyone loves Kronk so I had to recreate his Spinach Puffs from Emperors New Groove and see what he was so passionate about!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 250 g Spinach
  • 120 g Ricotta Cheese
  • 100 g Feta Cheese
  • 1 Egg yolk only
  • 0.5 tsp Salt
  • Puff Pastry ready made
  • Egg wash

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 220ºC/Fan 200ºC/Gas Mark 6. Heat oil in a large pan before adding the diced onions. Cook for 5 minutes until translucent and soft. Add the garlic and spinach and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • Place the spinach mixture into a medium bowl and stir in the cheese, egg yolk and salt.
  • Cut the puff pastry into roughly 8-10cm squares and place a tablespoon in the center of the square. Turn the square so it is a diamond shape, then brush egg wash along the bottom two sides like a V. Bring the two egg washed sides up over the filling to create a cone shape around the filling, pinching the pastry to clasp together.
  • Repeat for all the squares and then bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
Keyword Emperors New Groove

Sources and Inspiration:

Inspiration

Recipe idea

Emperor's New Groove
Emperor's New Groove
Emperor's New Groove
Emperor's New Groove
Emperor's New Groove
Emperor's New Groove

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