Crispy Spinach

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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.

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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).

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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.

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I used my crispy spinach as a burger topping on a grass-fed burger patty. This did not disappoint!

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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place spinach in large bowl.
  3. Add olive oil, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and garlic powder to bowl.
  4. Mix together with hands.
  5. Lay on a large sheet pan with a rack and bake for 20 minutes, or until spinach is crispy.

Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris

 

 

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