How to Make Wilted Spinach With Garlic


Wilted spinach is an easy and delicious side dish. All it requires is a bunch of fresh spinach, some garlic, butter and a saute pan. This recipe serves 4.

Things You'll Need

  • a dash of table salt
  • 4 oz. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 3 whole garlic cloves
  • 2 bunches fresh spinach
  • Groceries
  • Paring Knives
  • Salad Spinners
  • Tongs Or Spatula
  • sauté pans
  • Trim the spinach leaves from the stems and discard the stems.

  • Slice the garlic into slivers as thin as a dime.

  • Heat a large saute pan over medium heat for 30 seconds.

  • Add the butter and, when half of it has melted, add the garlic.

  • Cook, stirring constantly, for about 45 seconds or until the garlic is tender and fragrant.

  • Add the spinach leaves, and season with salt and pepper.

  • Use tongs or a spatula to stir the spinach so it cooks evenly.

  • Remove from heat when all spinach leaves have wilted.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wash the spinach in several changes of very cold water. Keep washing until all traces of sand and dirt are gone.
  • Turn the spinach over as it cooks so cooked leaves closest to the pan are replaced with raw leaves.
  • Be ready for the spinach to lose a great deal of volume as it cooks.
  • Keep heat on medium so you don't brown the garlic.

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