Stir-Fried Spinach with Charred Garlic


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  • Serves


    as a vegetable with 1 or 2 other dishes .
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By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

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My all-time favorite meal in New York City’s Chinatown (in a restaurant now defunct) was a pan-fried flounder so crisp that the bones were edible, and this slippery dish of garlic-tinged spinach. If you got there on a Tuesday night at about nine, the cook on duty would always char the garlic. If the garlic wasn’t burnt, the dish had no panache.

  • Loose, fresh spinach in clusters is best here. Avoid the bagged variety, if possible, and look for bunches of lively l