Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spinach Purée with Cheese

Spinach Purée with Cheese
  • 2 lbs fresh baby spinach
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1  cup grated romano or parmesan cheese, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Wash, drain and finely chop spinach. Place it in a large pot. Cook over medium heat until the water it releases evaporates, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, set aside to cool. Squeeze dry the spinach to get rid of excess moisture.

In a separate pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and using a whisk, continuously stir the flour-butter mixture for about 3-4 minutes. Slowly add milk while stirring the mixture with a whisk to avoid lumps. Add ¾ of the grated cheese, stir. Add spinach, stir with a spoon. Continue to cook until the mixture is hot, stirring frequently.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat, place in a serving dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top, serve hot.

Bon Appétit! Afiyet Olsun!

Spinach finely chopped
Spinach cooked
Spinach is added to the white sauce

Grated cheese is added to spinach purée
Spinach Purée with Cheese

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