Creamed Spinach Recipe: The best way to make Creamed Spinach
Creamed Spinach is one of those recipes which lets you have your fare share of greens in a creamy, buttery and delicious way. We are not compromising in taste and using butter, all purpose flour, onion, garlic, pepper and clove.
Creamed spinach is a perfect side dish which is goes well with any main dish. You can make it a bit healthier by using less butter and less all purpose flour if you are willing to compromising on taste.
This recipe is also a perfect and smart way to use up any dying spinach.
If you don’t have cold milk, you can use normal milk.
Don’t use packaged ground nutmeg powder. Use the fresh one.
You can use frozen spinach leaves if you don’t have fresh ones.
Don’t use any yellow spinach leave and discard any hard stems.
Ingredients for Creamed Spinach:
500 grams of baby spinach leaves. Thoroughly washed and dried.
4 tablespoons of all purpose flour (refined flour aka maida).
3 tablespoons of butter (1 for spinach and 2 for the sauce)
One finely diced onion
5-6 finely minced garlics
1 cup cold whole milk
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
One whole clove
One large pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
Step by Step Creamed Spinach Recipe:
Put one tablespoon of butter in a large pot and melt it on a high heat.
Put rest of 2 tablespoons of butter in a separate pot. We are going to use it later for the sauce.
Add 500 grams of baby spinach leaves on the butter. Mix it well and close the lid for one minute.
Open the lid and stir it well and keep doing it couple of times.
After 3 or 4 minutes, spinach leaves become soft and wilted. Take the spinach leaves out and put them in a container with holes so that it can drain fluid.
Preparing the Sauce:
Now, we are going to make the sauce. Put rest of 2 tablespoons of butter in a pot and melt in on a medium flame.
Add one finely diced onion in it. Stir it until onions become soft and golden.
Now, add one whole clove and stir it for two minutes and take it right out. Don’t leave the clove in there. It will give a really subtle scent to our creamed spinach.
Now add 5-6 finely minced garlics and 4 tablespoons of all purpose flour and stir it well. Cook it for 3 minutes.
Add one cup of cold milk. Turn down the heat to low and cook it for 10 minutes.
Now, add salt and black pepper to taste.
Add one large pinch of fresh ground nutmeg.
Now put the flame to low. We are going to add spinach in it.
Take your drained spinach and press it between paper towels to dry it. Keep doing it until it becomes completely dry.
Now chop the spinach with a large knife and add it to your sauce. Stir it in a low flame for a couple of minutes and your delicious creamed spinach is ready to be served.
Congratulations! You can serve the mouth watering creamed spinach.