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Spinach Colcannon April 2, 2016

Filed under: Cooking,Uncategorized — misscilicia @ 10:39 pm
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As is often the case, this recipe was inspired by my need to use up some food before it went bad. I had a big bunch of spinach (It was on sale—I couldn’t resist.) and I had some left-over mashed potatoes that were nearing their expiry date. Thinking about spinach, I remembered that creamed spinach used to be one of my favorite dishes. An idea began to be born…  And here’s the recipe:

 

Ingredients:

A bunch of spinach, steamed (Save the steaming water.)

2 Tablespoons, or as needed, olive oil

1/4 or so cup diced garlic and onion

Spices to taste, such as salt, pepper, cayenne, oregano, and thyme

2 tablespoons flour

½ cup soy milk

As much of the water from steaming the spinach as needed

2 cups or so leftover mashed potatoes

 

Directions:

Heat the oil, then sauté the garlic and onion in an oven-proof frying pan. When they are browned and smelling good, add the flour slowly and whisk it into the oil. (A fork works fine if you don’t have a whisk.) Slowly add the milk and the spinach water, alternating between them and whisking the mix. When thickened, add the spinach and stir. Add spices. Cook a few more moments, then spoon the mashed potatoes on top and smooth out. Place in oven at 350 and bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. You can top with cheese or bread crumbs the last 10 minutes, if desired.

ENJOY!

 

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