I don't like spinach. It's a green. Growing up poor, in the South, in the country, we ate greens. Often. Usually turnip greens. And it ruined me for cooked greens. Fast forward several years, and I had a husband and 3 kids who liked spinach, and it's healthy. So I developed this method, which they all love and I can at least tolerate. —Kayb
bunches fresh spinach, washed, stemmed, dried
strips good slab smoked bacon, cut into 1/2 inch lengths
hardboiled eggs, peeled and diced
cloves garlic, minced
In This Recipe
Boil, peel and dice eggs; set aside. Wash, stem and dry spinach; set aside.
Cook bacon in a large skillet until almost crisp. If you're fat-conscious, drain all but 2 tablespoons of drippings; if not, leave them all in. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
Add spinach and saute until barely starting to wilt. Remove from heat, stir in diced eggs, and splash with balsamic vinegar. Serve immediately, topped with freshly grated parmegiano or pecorino or even asiago.
I'm a business professional who learned to cook early on, and have expanded my tastes and my skills as I've traveled and been exposed to new cuisines and new dishes. I love fresh vegetables, any kind of protein on the grill, and breakfasts that involve fried eggs with runny yolks. My recipes tend toward the simple and the Southern, with bits of Asia or the Mediterranean or Mexico thrown in here and there. And a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on a float in the lake, as pictured, is a pretty fine lunch!