Easy Does it # 8 – Sauteed Spinach With Garlic, Bacon, Onion And Parmesan

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Dear  Friend’s,
Although most of my followers are culinary professionals, there is also a large segment of followers who are just starting to enjoy cooking on a slightly higher than basic level. I have therefore decided to publish, under the moniker “Easy Does It“,  from time to time some very basic recipe variations of dishes which otherwise might seem complicated to some folks. I will break them down to the easiest, most simple instructions, so that those of you who are intimidated by elaborate recipes will be able to prepare these dishes properly, adjusted to your taste and liking, right from the get-go.
Enjoy :-)
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While  I am a big fan of creamed spinach, sauted spinach is one of my other favorite vegetables. Usually when I buy spinach, I buy a big bag which is about enough for a family of four. Since I live alone with Bella, I blanch the spinach and freeze what I don’t use emidiately. So, for this recipe you can either use fresh or blanched spinach, the result is the same. Also, I cut the onions and bacon in a rustic fashion fitting for this dish. If you prefer, dice the onions fine and slice the bacon fine.

Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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Sauteed Spinach With Garlic, Bacon, Onion And Parmesan

Sauteed Spinach With Garlic, Bacon, Onion And Parmesan



Preparation :


blanch spinach in salted boiling water

blanch spinach in salted boiling water



shock in ice water, drain, squeeze dry

shock in ice water, drain, squeeze dry



saute bacon until fat is rendered and bacon crispy

saute bacon until fat is rendered and bacon crispy



remove, reserve

remove, reserve bacon



saute onions and garlic paste in bacon fat

saute onions and garlic paste in bacon fat



add spinach, heat trough, season with kosher salt, nutmeg and cayenne pepper

add spinach, heat trough, season with kosher salt, nutmeg and cayenne pepper



return bacon, mix

return bacon, mix



put into oven proof dish

put spinach into oven proof dish



sprinkle with freshly grated parmigiano reggiano, gratinate until golden

sprinkle with freshly grated parmigiano reggiano, gratinate until golden



Sauteed Spinach With Garlic, Bacon, Onion And Parmesan

Sauteed Spinach With Garlic, Bacon, Onion And Parmesan







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6 comments

  1. Spinach is my absolute favorite green. I can eat it in all forms from raw to, um, canned, frozen, sauteed, blanched, whatever. Love spinach omelets, fritatta’s, and spaghetti Florentine. So, naturally, I won’t be able to pass this one up. Thanks Hans.

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