Creamed Spinach

Creamed Spinach

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD

Serving Size: 6 Preparation Time: 0:20

Categories: Vegetables

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2 ½    pounds spinach — prepared and wilted

2    tablespoons butter

2    tablespoons flour

1    cup whole milk

¼    teaspoon salt

white pepper — to taste

pinch nutmeg

Prepare spinach by removing tough stems and rinse well. In a large sauce pan, add spinach and wilt over medium high heat, stirring frequently, until bright green and tender, about 2-4 minutes. Remove from heat and drain in colander. When cool to touch, squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Coarsely chop spinach. Meanwhile make the béchamel sauce in a medium sauce pan, melt butter. Add flour and cook for five minutes. Add milk, stir continuously, heat to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thicken. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Combine spinach with sauce and stir to combine. Season with nutmeg and serve hot.