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"Steakhouse" creamed spinach

steakman55 May 20, 2007 06:34 PM

I love the creamed spinach in New York steakhouses. Anyone got a decent recipe to duplicate it at home? Thanks

  1. AbdulSheikhMohammed May 21, 2007 03:05 PM

    Agreed with bechamel, shallots, etc... BUT!

    One thing to add: BACON!

    I like bacon and spinach together, so I see no reason not to add it in with some creamed spinach. Cheese too.

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    1. re: AbdulSheikhMohammed
      Remoulade May 22, 2007 12:59 PM

      How about the recipe from the Berghoff in Chicago?


    2. a
      Alan408 May 21, 2007 09:23 AM

      This is a recipe from a San Francisco Steakhouse

      Creamed Spinach

      1.5 c cooked spinach
      ¼ c sour cream
      2 T Horseradish
      2 T Butter
      ½ t tarragon
      ½ t salt pepper

      1. j
        Just Me May 21, 2007 12:12 AM

        I would more recommend a mornay sauce (adding cheese to the bechemel). Also add chopped shallots and garlic.

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        1. re: Just Me
          lunchbox May 21, 2007 09:04 AM

          Just Me, I absolutely agree those flavors belong in creamed spinach- but you add them to the sauce and not to the saute?

          1. re: lunchbox
            Just Me May 22, 2007 12:25 PM

            Excuse me...no to the spinach saute.

        2. d
          Dorothy May 20, 2007 06:43 PM

          It's basically shredded/choppes spinach with white sauce added. Steam or quickly saute the spinach to cook it, then add white sauce to taste. The white sauce should be seasoned with a judicious amount of nutmeg or mace.

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          1. re: Dorothy
            lunchbox May 21, 2007 12:10 AM

            "white sauce" is traditionally a bechemel- Roux and milk accented with onion, clove and nutmeg.
            A chef I worked with a few years back cheated by adding creme fraiche to sauteed spinach- FANTASTICALLY DELICIOUS! (not to mention absurdly easy!)

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