Help! Whats Wrong With This Recipe - Creamed Spinach
- JTPhilly Feb 14, 2014 07:11 AM
I usually do not use recipes but look at a few and then wing it - in this case with a ham in the oven and a handful of other things going on I just took the first one off google and went for it
recipe here for "Ruth Chris" steakhouse creamed spinach
The whole time it felt that I was doing things in the wrong order - adding the onions after the flour - (how are you supposed to dig the clove out of that mess) and it told you to start the spinach way too late (that part I did not follow) I felt the instructions were out of step and did not give the onions enough time to cook without burning the flour . Creamed anything is not something on my usual list (normally I would sauté) but it seemed a nice fit for a blizzard. Served with a mango/honey/ginger glazed clove studded ham and smashed red potatoes it was definitely not the highlight of the meal - end result not so flavorful and onions not caramelized enough
Is it is recipe or was it user error ?
The reviews for the recipe seem good, but I think it's overworked and the spinach overcooked. I use heavy cream, parmesan, garlic, s and p and a bit of minced onion and make a quickie with whole baby spinach leaves just before eating.
For me, all that flour gunk ruins the texture and dulls the flavors.
I don't chop the spinach, nor use nutmeg, but this is a good template for your additions/flavors: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/cr...