Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Very Evil Spinach

Living in wonderful Wisconsin, I am treated to very bipolar weather. Monday I was outside in a swimsuit, whistling while washing windows (alliteration anyone?), got a painful sunburn, and well is frikkin' cold as hell out where I have the heat turned on waiting for tomorrow's supposed snow. When it's cold out, I crave comfort food. This recipe for creamed spinach is essentially healthy spinach parading around in a devil's costume, because it's not good for you at all. It is delicious and it should be because the amount of butter and carbs in here make it SOOOOOOOOO good.

Creamed Spinach

1 stick butter
8 TBL Flour
1/2 medium onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups milk
salt & pepper to taste
1 pinch ground nutmeg
ANOTHER 3 TBL butter....lord help me
24 ounces of leaf spinach

Melt 1 stick butter in a pot. Sprinkle flour in there and cook over medium heat until it turns to a roux that is light golden brown. Chuck that onion and garlic into the mix and cook for another minute. Pour in milk, whisking all the while, and cook for another five minutes.

While that is cooking, you need to cook the spinach. In a separate pan, melt the 3 TBL of glorious butter and add the spinach in increments until incorporated and cook until wilted but NOT soggy (approx. 4 minutes).

Season the cream sauce with the salt/pepper/nutmeg. Add spinach to the cream sauce and stir gently.

Flick that angel sitting on your shoulder, and ask the little diablo on the other side if you can borrow his pitchfork so you can dig into some buttery, creamy, spinach awesomeness.

Oh yeah, this probably should be served as a side to a nice steak, but I've heard that some people make this as their meal and eat it all alone. Gotta go....I've just been told I've got something green in between my teeth.


  1. You're too funny, Daniela! That looks so tasty!!

  2. Thanks Trish! It's delicious. I'll trade you some spinach for some tasty pastries.

  3. Ahem? Haven't been cookin lately?

  4. I miss your posts. Hope all is well and you're cooking up a storm...