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Unique Way of Serving Spinach

In my search for interesting vegetable side dishes I came across this rather unique way of serving spinach.

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These ended up being moist. Maybe too moist as they were not muffin or cupcake like in consistency. I think next time I would let them stay in the oven longer.

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Fresh baby spinach is the best!

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It chops up nice and fine.

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With the egg and cheese.

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Ready for the oven.

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The taste was decent and directly as advertised (spinach and parmesan).

Parmesan Spinach Cakes

Makes: 4 servings, 2 spinach cakes each

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese, or low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Pulse spinach in three batches in a food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add ricotta (or cottage cheese), Parmesan, eggs, garlic, salt and pepper; stir to combine.

Coat 8 cups of the muffin pan with cooking spray. Divide the spinach mixture among the 8 cups (they will be very full).

Bake the spinach cakes until set, about 20 minutes. Let stand in the pan for 5 minutes. Loosen the edges with a knife and turn out onto a clean cutting board or large plate. Serve warm, sprinkled with more Parmesan, if desired.

Nutritional Info:

Per serving: 141 calories; 8 g fat ( 4 g sat , 3 g mono ); 123 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 13 g protein; 2 g fiber; 456 mg sodium; 560 mg potassium. Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (170% daily value), Folate (46% dv), Vitamin C (40% dv), Calcium (30% dv), Potassium (16% dv). Carbohydrate Servings: 1 Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 medium-fat meat

Source: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/parmesan_spinach_cakes.html

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Categories: Baking 2, Breakfast, Cheese3, kosher, Low Carb, Lunch2, Recipes, Sidedish2, snack, vegetable3, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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7 Comments on “Unique Way of Serving Spinach”

  1. December 20, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    not sure the taste description: the taste was decent :) would have me running to the kitchen but it did make me smile and I see to compensate you have added in all the healthy food values and the fact that its low cal. A new way to “sell” a recipe!

  2. December 20, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    A very interesting idea – I’m thinking I might set the muffin tin in a 9′ x 13′ pan with some hot water in it – the way custards are baked. What do you think?

  3. December 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    I will definitely try this! How unique! :-)

  4. December 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    This is interesting. Might try it. Thanks!

  5. December 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    Looks delicious, reminds me of a Greek dish I make, I just add in addition to cheese and egg- black pepper, and onion. (very similar also to the filler for spanakopita) :)

  6. December 31, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    It sounds yummy, though it`s probably not the prettiest dish. I think it would be nice to offer guests something a little healthier on the appetizer tray than just fried and meaty bits, so this is a pretty good idea.

  7. January 5, 2014 at 8:38 pm #

    An attractive way to serve spinach. I’ll try this with an egg and egg white, rather than two eggs, and see how I go.

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