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wondering why recipes tend to use frozen spinach instead of fresh? is there some method to use fresh instead?

asked by Sherry E 4 months ago

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inpatskitchen
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added 4 months ago

I think people use frozen spinach for convenience and price. Fresh spinach costs a bit more overall but I prefer fresh over frozen. Count on about 1 pound of fresh baby spinach to wilt down to about 10 ounces.

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Randi Theobald
added 4 months ago

You have to use a ton of fresh spinach to get the quantity of frozen ... the flavor is great if you buy a great organic frozen one (Earthbound Farms is one) ... just be certain to squeeze out the liquid ...

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added 4 months ago

A potato ricer is a fabulous tool for squeezing the maximum amount of water out of spinach, frozen or fresh. In fact, I'm not sure I've ever riced a potato, but I've likely squeezed gallons of water from spinach over the years.

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BerryBaby
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added 4 months ago

That’s a great idea! I usually use a sieve and push on the spinach with a paper towel. Your method sounds easier.😄

Sherry E
added 4 months ago

ok, good idea loved everyone's thoughts thank you all so much

Exbruxelles
added 4 months ago

Fantastic idea! I absolutely hate using the "clean dish towel" method, which doesn't work very well anyway.

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added 4 months ago

Ive also found that you can usually substitute just about any garden green that is available and double the amount which is called for in the recipe.

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