Spinach and Potato Gratin, Izmir Style

Sfongo di Espinaka

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Appears in
Sephardic Flavors: Jewish Cooking of the Mediterranean

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 2000

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A sfongo is a gratin of vegetables thickened with potatoes, eggs, and cheese. This sfongo is unusual in appearance, as additional mashed potato is formed into little mounds that are interspersed in the spinach-and-potato base. You could also make this with Swiss chard, for a sfongo di pasi. In Sefarad Yemekleri, the spinach is chopped and added uncooked. I find that it is easier to mix in the spinach after it has been wilted. Other versions of this recipe omit th