Dennis, Kylie and I were out to dinner Saturday night and I had a dish that included crispy spinach. It was a pasta with braised lamb and crispy spinach. I loved the crispy spinach in that dish, it was amazing. I looked at Dennis and said “I need to try to make crispy spinach, this is really good.” On Sunday while grocery shopping I picked up a bag of fresh spinach so I could try to make my own version of this bit of magic for the tastebuds.
I started by throwing two large handfuls of spinach into a large bowl and adding olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and garlic powder. I then mixed it together with my hands.
Once I had mixed everything together, I laid my spinach out on a large baking sheet on top of a rack (this was to let the air get below the spinach as well for better crisping).
This crisped spinach could be used in so many different ways. I chose to use it as a topping on a burger (along with a few small wedges of Brie cheese and dijon mustard). I wouldn’t hesitate to use this crispy spinach served on top of fish and will definitely add it to a pasta dish at some point as well.
I baked the spinach in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20 minutes. It took no time at all.
I used my crispy spinach as a burger topping on a grass-fed burger patty. This did not disappoint!
two large handfuls of fresh spinach leaves
1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Place spinach in large bowl.
- Add olive oil, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and garlic powder to bowl.
- Mix together with hands.
- Lay on a large sheet pan with a rack and bake for 20 minutes, or until spinach is crispy.
Until next time, Kris