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Traditional Creamed Spinach

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Preparing your party menu? Then Creamed Spinach is a wonderful vegetarian dish that your vegan guests will love. Why don't you try this Creamed Spinach fro yourself! I am sure you will love it!
Ingredients
  Frozen chopped spinach/2 1/2 pounds fresh, washed and stems removed 20 Ounce (Two 10 Ounce Packages)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Large, peeled, finely chopped
  Unbleached all purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground red pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1 Pinch
  Ground black pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste
Directions

In a medium size saucepan, cook the spinach according to the package directions, drain well, and set it aside.or shake most of the water from the fresh spinach, place it and the salt in a large, deep saucepan, cover, and cook it until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.
Drain well in a strainer.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the saucepan over medium high heat.
When it has foamed, add the onion and saute it for 6 to 8 minutes, or until lightly colored.
Combine the spinach with the onion.
Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
When it has foamed, add the flour and beat it with a wire whisk over medium-low heat for a few minutes to cook but not brown the flour.
Pour the milk in all at once, and beat until the mixture is smooth and thick.
Add the paprika, red pepper, nutmeg, salt, and pepper; scrape this white sauce (bechamel) into the spinach-onion mixture; and stir to blend.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Saute
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Milk Product
Interest: 
Gourmet

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