Mike and I love creamed spinach. Although we can buy it frozen in a microwaveable bag, we both prefer it fresh. Here’s my microwave-friendly recipe.
- 2 Tablespoons Butter (or margarine)
- 1/4 cup chopped onions or scallions
- 12 ounces fresh or frozen spinach (fresh is better, of course), prepared for cooking. When using fresh spinach, I usually use the bagged spinach. (I can’t be bothered washing, cutting, etc.)
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 1 cup milk (skim is okay)
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a saucepan or microwave-safe, covered bowl, melt the butter.
- Add the onions or scallions and saute until done, stirring occasionally.
- Meanwhile, lightly cook the spinach. I use the microwave, without added water, but you could steam it if you prefer. If you added water, drain when done. Keep warm.
- Sprinkle the flour in the butter/onion mixture and stir in. Cook for about two minutes.
- Add the milk slowly, stirring and cooking until thickened.
- Add the cooked spinach and blend well.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve hot.
If you use a microwave to prepare the sauce, cover until the flour has been added to prevent splattering. Zap the mixture for one minute at a time, stirring after each minute.
This recipe can be multiplied.