Old-Fashioned Creamed Spinach
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
1 bunch spinach
4 strips bacon, chopped
2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 Spanish onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. unbleached flour
1 1/2 cups milk or soy beverage
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2 hard-cooked eggs
In a covered saucepan, heat 1 inch of water to boiling. Place the spinach in a steamer basket and insert into the saucepan. Cook the spinach until thoroughly wilted. Allow it to cool. Using your hands, squeeze all excess juice out of the spinach. Place spinach on a cutting board and coarsely chop it. Set aside in a bowl.
In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Drain on a towel. Pour off the bacon fat and wipe out the pan. Return the pan to heat and melt the butter Add the onion and cook until softened. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes, or until the mixture bubbles. Gradually whisk in the milk. Simmer, stirring frequently, over medium-low heat for 4 to 5 minutes, or until thickened.
Stir in the mustard, salt and nutmeg. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. To serve, pour over the spinach and top with the bacon and eggs. Serves 4.
Source: Ziff Cool, Your Organic Kitchen.