sautéed spinach with crispy shallots

05Nov12

Image

I love steamed or sautéed spinach. I could eat pounds of it every day! This recipe is fairly simple, but the crispy shallots add a punch of savoriness and texture. I have been experimenting with my approach to shallots for awhile. In the past, I would burn them or I couldn’t get them to crisp up. The secret here is low heat, cornstarch and a little patience.

Sautéed Spinach with Crispy Shallots

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cups spinach, washed and spun dry
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • Black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a small frying pan over medium-low heat.
  2. Slice shallots thinly and toss in bowl with cornstarch.
  3. Fry shallots in oil, stirring occasionally, until browned. This should take about 12-15 minutes.
  4. When shallots are browned, remove from oil and drain on a plate with paper towels.
  5. Wash spinach and spin dry.
  6. Heat olive oil in a medium-sized frying pan over medium-high heat.
  7. Add spinach in batches as leaves wilt in the pan.
  8. When all the spinach has been wilted, add broth, white wine and black pepper.
  9. Toss and cook for 5 minutes more, or until most of the liquid has cooked off.
  10. Use tongs to grab spinach from the pan. Let extra liquid drip off before putting the spinach on the plate.
  11. Top with crispy shallots.
  12. Enjoy!
Advertisements


No Responses Yet to “sautéed spinach with crispy shallots”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: