Creamed Spinach- A Quick and Easy Recipe

SpinachThis is a quick and easy recipe for creamed spinach.  It’s one of the best ways to use your own home grown spinach.

I can promise you that when you pick the spinach fresh from your own garden it will taste far better than any bought spinach!

I don’t have to tell you about the many health benefits of spinach which are long reputed to be unbeatable.

Suffice it to say that spinach is packed with the best vitamins and protects us against many of the dread diseases.

All that in a bunch of spinach?

Yes! And here’s a delicious way to take advantage of those health benefits.

Creamed Spinach

2 bunches of spinach
1 garlic clove
1 small onion
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon flour
½ cup milk or cream

Fry a clove of garlic in a small amount of  oil for a minute.  Remove the garlic and gently fry a chopped onion in the same oil till golden brown.

Wash the spinach leaves and remove the hard centre spine. Put the spinach in a pot without water and cook gently for 10 min. Drain the spinach and add the fried onion.

Process but be careful not to make it too fine. You want to be able to recognize it as spinach!

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in your microwave and then blend in 1 tablespoon flour.

Gradually stir in ½ cup milk or cream.  Stir till smooth.

Then add this to 2 cups of the processed spinach.

Season with salt, pepper and a few gratings of nutmeg.

You can serve it on toast or as a side vegetable with a main fish dish.

If you grow your own spinach here’s some info on how to pick spinach without spoiling the whole plant.  Interestingly, there’s a right way and a wrong way!

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