Sautéed Spinach with Crispy Garlic
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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.
olive oil1 Tbsp, extra virgin
garlic clove(s)4 clove(s), medium, thinly sliced
fresh spinach32 oz, baby leaves
table salt½ tsp
crushed red pepper flakes¼ tsp
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.