Sautéed Spinach

Sautéed Spinach

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Erik Rogers

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@erikivan

This is a regular at our house. We love it...including my kids!

Taking off from my wife's traditional way of doing greens and combining it with a little something I learned from an African friend of ours, I ended up with a dish that is cheap, quick, very tasty and pretty healthy - a big win!

Note: we used to use a little bacon grease to start, but now we just use olive oil - much healthier that way.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Saute

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin (or bacon, goose or duck fat)
  • 1 large
    bag frozen spinach leaves
  • 1-2 pinch
    kosher salt
  • 4-5 dash(es)
    onion powder
  • 2-3
    drops liquid smoke
  • 1-2 tsp
    vinegar (white or apple cider)
  • 2-3 dash(es)
    hot sauce (we use franks)
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter (or smart balance)

How to Make Sautéed Spinach

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat oil (or bacon grease, duck or goose fat) in a well-seasoned cast iron skillet (or non-stick pan) over medium heat.
  2. When hot, dump fresh or frozen spinach in skillet - it may sizzle a bit. If using frozen spinach, try to break up any large chunks.
  3. Sprinkle on salt and onion powder. Stir often.
  4. Add liquid smoke, vinegar and hot sauce. (adjust to taste)
  5. Cover for a minute or two if needed to fully thaw any remaining frozen pieces and steam a little bit.
  6. Remove cover (if applicable) and stir in butter.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!

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About Sautéed Spinach

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: African
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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