Spinach Saute With Brown Butter & Garlic

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by riffraff

This quick-cooking vegetable accompaniment is best with tender, young spinach. Recipe from Fine Cooking

Top Review by kitchenslave03

This was great, the only change I made was to use 2 teaspoons of butter instead of 2 tablespoons and it seemed plenty buttery enough for us! Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, gently crushed and peeled
  • 10 -12 ounces spinach, thick stems trimmed, leaves washed and dried well
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon, halved


  1. In a large saute pan over medium heat, melt the butter with the garlic until the butter is golden brown and smells nutty; make sure the garlic doesn’t burn.
  2. Raise the heat to high and add the spinach, in batches if need be, flipping and stirring, until just barely wilted, about 1 minute Take the pan off the heat; remove the garlic.
  3. Season the spinach with salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon.
  4. Toss and serve immediately.

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