Spinach puree – one of my mother’s favorites dish. Still I was not able to make it like she used to do it. Hers was the best but I do not give up easily and I think this is very close with hers.
What I still want to learn is how to make her small potatoes breads … but as I said I never give up so I still see there’s a hope that one day I will make them … 🙂
Ingredients for the spinach ( 3 servings )
2 bags – 350 g- of fresh spinach
4 garlic cloves minced
3-4 tablespoons of sour cream ( 5% )
150-200 ml warm water or milk
hard boiled eggs
whole wheat fresh European bread ( optional )
Wash the spinach in running water for more minutes. Place a pot with water to boil. Add some salt. When the water is boiling add the spinach. Simmer it for about 15-20 minutes. Drain the boiled spinach and let it cool. Meanwhile prepare the garlic sauce. Heat 3 tbsp of canola oil ( or any vegetable oil you like ) and add the garlic and cook it for about 1 minute. Add 2 tablespoons of flour and 1/2 cup of warm water and stir well with a whisk. Add more water if it thickens too much until you have the consistency of a cream or very smooth puree. Now you can add the sour cream and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Set the garlic sauce aside and start prepare the spinach which should be cooled a bit.
Divide the spinach in two parts and place it on a wooden cutting board and mince it well . Add the spinach to the garlic sauce and bring it back on the stove to a low heat and cook it for about 2-3 minutes. Can be served with hard boiled eggs, fried eggs, sausages or whatever you think it works …
Bon Appetite !