Creamy Spinach & Ham Bake Recipe

creamy spinach and ham bake

Ingredients for Creamy Spinach & Ham Bake:

  • 1 lb (450 g) chopped spinach
  • 2 sticks of celery, diced
  • 2 or 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 8 oz (225 g) cooked ham, chopped finely
  • 2 or 3 sprigs of parsley, chopped finely
  • 2 or 3 sprigs of thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 oz (28 g) butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ¾ pint (400 ml) milk
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons double cream

Method for Creamy Spinach & Ham Bake:

  1. Put the washed and drained spinach in a bowl with the celery, garlic, ham and parsley. Remove leaves from the thyme and add to the bowl with pepper to taste. Mix well.
  2. Heat the butter in a heavy-based pan, add the flour a cook for about 1 minute. Gradually stir in the the milk and bring slowly to the boil, stirring constantly. Add a pinch of nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste and then simmer for 3 or 4 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  3. Mix the egg yolk and cream together and stir slowly into the sauce, then fold in the spinach and ham mixture.
  4. Pour into a buttered dish, level the surface, cover and bake in a pre-heated oven at Gas Mark 3 (170°C/325°F) for 25 minutes.
  5. Serve hot.

Serve with salad and crusty bread. This Creamy Spinach & Ham Bake Recipe makes enough for 4 people.

Posted in Vegetable Recipes, Recipes using Herbs, Garlic, Parsley, Thyme, All Recipes, Spinach

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