Sautéed Spinach with Crispy Garlic

1
Total Time
15 min
Prep
8 min
Cook
7 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Sliced garlic is crisped in olive oil and serves as a super tasty garnish for this easy spinach sauté. Love garlic? Add another clove or two.

Ingredients

olive oil

1 Tbsp, extra virgin

garlic clove(s)

4 medium clove(s), thinly sliced

fresh spinach

32 oz, baby leaves

table salt

½ tsp

crushed red pepper flakes

¼ tsp

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sliced garlic and let garlic sizzle in oil, tossing occasionally, until light golden, about 2 1/2 minutes; remove to a plate with a slotted spoon.
  2. Add half of spinach to same skillet and cook, tossing with tongs, until spinach wilts, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes; remove to a serving bowl. Add remaining spinach to skillet and cook, tossing with tongs, until spinach wilts, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes; remove skillet from heat.
  3. Return cooked spinach to skillet (discard any liquid in bowl) and sprinkle with salt and pepper flakes; toss to coat. Spoon into bowl and sprinkle with garlic (toss just before serving for garlic to stay crisp). Yields about 2/3 cup per serving.

Notes

Be careful not to burn the garlic. As pieces brown, remove from skillet.Try this recipe tossed with pasta and sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese.

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