Substituting frozen spinach for fresh
- im_nomad Jan 10, 2011 07:52 AM
I know this has likely been asked before, but most searches I've seen ask about substituting the fresh for the frozen, not the other way around.
I have a recipe that calls for 20 ounces of fresh spinach, and I have a 500 gram bag of frozen. Just wondering what will work.
This is just a wild a** guess, but I would think that 20 ounces of fresh would equal about 150 grams of frozen, weighed after squeezing out the extra water.
I just did a simple conversion of 500 grams to cups and it came out 2.175 cups--so I'd say 2 cups is in the ballpark though it's certainly not a perfect equivalence.
Am pleased to say that the recipe worked with the whole 500 gram bag of frozen spinach, which I of course made sure to wring the living daylights out of to get rid of the water.
Here's the recipe if anyone's interested, it helped me get rid of some phyllo I had hanging out in my freezer longer than I care to remember. I made mine in a bundt pan.