Creamed Spinach With Nutmeg and Parmesan Crust

Total Time
50mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins

For a luxurious vegetable side-dish try this rich creamed spinach, flavoured with Parmesan, lemon zest and nutmeg.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the spinach and blanch for 1-2 minutes, drain, plunge into cold water and squeeze dry.
  2. Heat the milk in a saucepan. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a heavy-based saucepan. Mix in the flour and gradually stir in the hot milk, stirring until the mixture thickens into a white sauce.
  3. Stir in the spinach and season with freshly grated nutmeg, salt and freshly ground pepper, mixing well.
  4. Place the spinach mixture into a rounded ovenproof dish and top with a layer of stale ciabatta breadcrumbs and then a layer of Parmesan cheese.
  5. Sprinkle over the lemon zest, then top with the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes and serve warm from the oven.

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