Boiled Spinach (1)

Preparation info

  • 5–6

    helpings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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Ingredients

  • 3 lb. spinach
  • 1 oz. butter or margarine
  • 2

Method

Pick over the spinach carefully and wash it in at least 3 waters. Break off the stalks and at the same time pull off the central ribs if coarse. (Young, summer spinach need not be stripped of the central ribs.) Put the wet leaves into a saucepan, without additional water. Cook slowly until tender, about 15 min., stirring the spinach in the pan occasionally. The pan should have a tightly-fitting