SPINACH GRATIN

A creamy spinach dish is always the perfect addition to any table. This spinach gratin dish is a crowd pleaser; whenever I serve it, it’s always the first thing to be devoured.

The dish looks so elegant & sophisticated yet it takes less than 10 minutes to come together.

Trust me on this; although I am always a fan of cooking with fresh spinach but frozen spinach in this recipe tastes better & gives the perfect texture.

SPINACH GRATIN

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion grated بصل مبشور
  • 2 heaped tbsp flour معالق كبيرة مليانة
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 x 400 gm pack frozen spinach, defrosted
  • 1 cup cream كريمة سايلة
  • 1/4 cup parmesan grated
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg جوزة الطيب
  • salt & pepper

For the Topping:

  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs بقسماط
  • 3 tbsp parmesan grated
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella (optional)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  • Squeeze out all the water from the spinach. Put the spinach between the palm of your hands & squeeze to get rid of all the water. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix all the topping ingredients togther using the tips of your fingers not a spoon until the mixture resembles wet sand. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions & saute for a couple of minutes. Stir in the flour & cook for 2 more minutes. Whisk in the milk & keep whisking until the flour is dissolved & the sauce is thickened.
  • Reduce heat to low, add the spinach to the pan & stir to combine. Add 1 cup cream, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, nutmeg & mix well. Bring the mixture to a low boil & turn off heat. Season with salt & pepper.
  • Transfer the spinach to a baking dish. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs mixture on top.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until the mixture is bubbly. Broil for a couple of minutes until the top becomes golden.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes:

  • For a step by step Arabic video of the recipe, check my instagram account.

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