Baker Hotel's Spinach Rockefeller
The hotel(the first spa in history) has been closed since 1972. It was the hot spot for the rich and famous. It's guest included: Judy Garland, Clark Gable, Lucille Ball, the Three Stooges, Lyndon Johnson and Lady Bird, Roy Rogers, Lawrence Welk, Will Rogers, Marlene Dietrich, Mary Martin (owned dance studio in the Baker), General Pershing, Dorothy Lamour, Sammy Kaye, Jack Dempsey, Helen Keller, and Ronald Reagan. The hotel is haunted now and is said to house the ghost of Bonnie and Clyde who stayed there often under an assumed name.
PER SERVING: Calories 161 (59% fat) Fat 11 g (6 g sat) Cholesterol 85 mg Sodium 466 mg Fiber 4 g Carbohydrates 10 g Protein 8 g
10 ozpackage frozen chopped spinach
2 Tbspdry bread crumbs
2 Tbspminced scallions
2 Tbspmelted butter
1/8 tspseason salt (replaces msg) *opt
1/4 tspminced garlic
1/4 tspdried thyme
1 pinchfreshly ground black pepper
1 pinchcayenne pepper
4-6 slicetomato 1/4-inch thick
1/8 tspgarlic salt
How to Make Baker Hotel's Spinach Rockefeller
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
Cook spinach according to package directions; drain well.
- Place spinach, bread crumbs, scallions, egg, melted butter, parmesan cheese, optional MSG, garlic, thyme, black pepper, cayenne and salt in a medium bowl. Mix well.
- Arrange tomato slices in a glass pie plate or other shallow baking dish; sprinkle with garlic salt. Spoon about 1/4 cup spinach mixture onto each tomato slice and shape into a dome.
- Bake 15 minutes, or until set and heated through.
- Alternate method.
- Bake spinch mixture in a (Pam- sprayed) baking dish for 15min.
- Place cold firm tomato slices on plate, top with spinch mixture and serve.
- Fantastic when topped with fresh grated parmesan!