Spinach Gratin Recipe

spinach gratin

Ingredients for Spinach Gratin:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ lbs (675 g) chopped spinach
  • 2 or 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 oz (28 g) fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 oz (56 g) mature cheddar cheese or cheese of your choice, grated

Method for Spinach Gratin:

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large heavy pan. Add the washed spinach, garlic and a little salt and pepper.
  2. Cook uncovered for 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until all the water from the spinach has evaporated. Leave to cool slightly.
  3. Stir in the beaten egg over gentle heat, adding a little more salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Spread in an oiled dish and level the surface.
  5. Mix together the cheese and breadcrumbs and sprinkle over the top.
  6. Sprinkle with the remaining oil and place under a pre-heated grill for 5 minutes until the topping is golden and bubbling.
  7. Serve hot.

This Spinach Gratin Recipe makes 4 good helpings of this delicious and healthy spinach cheese dish.

Spinach, as anyone old enough to remember Popeye knows, is very good for you. Spinach is actually a good source of dietary fibre and of vitamins K and A.

In addition spinach provides: magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, E along with calcium, potassium and phosphorus. Sounds like a good plant fertiliser!

Posted in Vegetable Recipes, Recipes using Herbs, Vegetarian Recipes, Garlic, All Recipes, Spinach
2 comments on “Spinach Gratin Recipe
  1. mogs says:

    I am only cooking for 1 so it could be helpful to know roughly how many people this would feed as I recall the quantities of fresh/cooked spinach to be deceptive

  2. Val says:

    4 large portions.

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