To Cook Spinach

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

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La Cuisine Creole

La Cuisine Creole

By Lafcadio Hearn

Published 1885

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Method

Wash in two or three waters, as the grit adheres very closely to spinach; when well washed, boil it one half hour in clear water; add a little soda, if it does not look a nice green. When soft, drain it well and chop very fineβ€”it cannot be too fine; add butter, salt if needed, and pepper to taste; garnish with hard-boiled eggs cut in fancy shapes; or, in early spring, it is nice to poach two or three eggs, and lay on the freshly cooked spinach.