Sautéed Spinach with Bread Crumbs

Serves 4.

Need a food processor.

Perfect small dish or side salad with a meal.

Ingredients:

For the Bread Crumbs:

  • 3x Slices of day old bread
  • 1x Large garlic clove
  • 3x Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

For the Spinach:

  • Extra vigin olive oil
  • 2x Garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 450grams of bunched spinach, rinsed, drained, stemmed,
  • and roughly chopped or pre-washed baby spinach
  • 1 to 2x tablespoons  fresh lemon juice + more to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method:

Make the Bread Crumbs:

  • Pulse the bread and minced garlic in a food  processor until it forms small bread crumbs.
  • In a large fry pan over medium heat, warm the oil.
  • Add the bread crumb mixture and cook.
  • Continuously stir until the bread crumbs are golden (approximately 3-5minutes).
  • Immediately turn the bread crumbs onto a plate and scatter them so the can cool down.

Make the Spinach:

  • Return the fry pan back to medium heat.
  • Add enough olive oil to cover the bottom the fry pan (should be approximately 3x tabkespoons).
  • Toss in sliced garlic and cook. Continuously stirring  for about 1minute.
  • Add half of the spinach (225grams) to the fry pan.
  • Frequently toss the spinach, make sure to also toss the garlic so it doesn’t burn.
  • Cook spinach until it begins to wilt.
  • Moving quickly, immediately add the remiaing spinach  to the fry pan.
  • Toss and stir until all the spinach has wilted. This should take about 5minutes total if your using baby spinach or up to 10 minutes if youre using mature spinach.
  • Add the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the fry pan from the heat.
  • Taste test it, and add if desired more lemon juice, salt and/or pepper.
  • To serve, pile the spinach in a serving bowl and sprinkle over  desired amount of the bread crumbs.
  • Serve immediately.

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