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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Dutch specialty foods - Spinach with egg and bacon

One of the things I learned as being an old fashioned Dutch dish when I immigrated here many years ago is cooking fresh spinach. It is in season at the moment so we are enjoying it more regularly since it is more affordable. On top of it being delicious, it is also so good for you as it is rich in iron.

Spinach with egg and bacon
bag of fresh spinach (I use a 450g bag for two people - about 1lb.)
2 hard boiled eggs
4 potatoes, peeled and boiled
125g or 1/4 lb thick bacon, diced
3 to 4 spring onions, chopped
grated cheese (I use aged Gouda)
salt, pepper and nutmeg

Place the diced bacon in a frying pan. Fry using the fat of the bacon itself. Add the spring onion. Add spinach by the handfull allowing it to wilt each time before adding more. When the spinach is cooked, mix in salt, pepper and grated nutmeg to taste. Serve with grated cheese over the spinach and a sliced boiled egg and boiled potatoes.

Bon appetit or eet smakelijk!


Anonymous said...

It looks delicious! Hope you had a great Sunday.

Susan in SC said...

Sounds so good!

Patricia said...

I like the sound of this recipe Heidi, just up my street!
Patricia x

Nancy said...

No thank you, I hate cooked spinach, as you well know. That comes from having to eat it in nursery school, now know as kindergarten. Yuk.
Love Mom