By yooper on June 12, 2002
Photo by lengle57
Photo by lengle57
"Love their steaks, and I love their version of this classic side dish to a thick, juicy steak. Sometimes I cheat and use 2 10 ounce packages of frozen, chopped spinach which I thaw and drain."
Serving Size: 1 (317 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Yessir, this is just about as good as it gets if you like spinach. We thoroughly enjoyed this dish. The bay leaf and the clove gave just hints of seasoning which were tantalizing. Nice and creamy, and a beautiful color if you use fresh spinach. Just remember to rinse those bags of "prewashed" spinach anyway, because sometimes they don't always get the sand out. This dish was just wonderful for us. Thanks for posting and sharing."
"Sshh, don't tell... I cheated and used frozen spinach! Actually, you should shout this one from a hilltop because the flavor is fabulous! I always wondered what it was about Ruth's Chris Steak House recipe that I couldn't duplicate... bay and clove! Never would have guessed it. I added 1 minced shallot to the recipe on my second try and really enjoyed the little extra flavor, but the recipe is great with onion alone. I paired this with pan seared tofu for a dish that hints of paleek paneer(one of my favorite indian dishes). Remember that just because it's a steak house recipe doesn't mean it can't be used for vegetarian purposes! All in all, a savoury dish that was greatly enjoyed."
"Having never been to Ruth's Chris, but LOVING Creamed Spinach, I had to try this recipe!! I was not disappointed, it is wonderful! I think I may change my 'Zaar name to the Shortcutter, because, if there is a short cut, I will find it. Instead of cooking the spinach first (and cooling, draining and drying) I put the raw spinach in the food processor and gave it a whirl. I added the raw minced spinach to the thick cream sauce and let it cook for the 5+/- minutes as recommended. I did that for two reasons: the time as I've said, but also the nutrition. If you boil it first, your vitamins (if they don't die in the boiling water) get leached out and go down the drain. This way, cooking on low heat for the 5 minutes softens the spinach and retains the nutrition. I also pumped up the clove and added nutmeg as a personal preference. Thank you Yooper, dinner was wonderful!"
"Excellent dish. It does have a tantalizing flavor as is, but still was a tad bland for us. A bit of shallot, nutmeg and a hint of cayenne pepper help. It also needs some salt and pepper. We used fresh spinach (not pre-washed or bagged) and did not pre-cook it. That helped the with the consistency, color and flavor. We also skipped the butter at the end with no ill effect. I don't think I'll ever pre-cook spinach again. I have a very tough time getting anything green into my kids and they loved this - that makes it a winner in our house. Thanks for posting!"
"This was okay - I've never had it in the SteakHouse, but if I were to do it again, I'd add some nutmeg and some Parmesan cheese. But I probably wouldn't make this recipe again."
"Delicious! So easy to make (I cheated and used frozen spinach), and this still managed to upstage the steak that it went with."
"I served this on Christmas Eve and everyone loved it. I decided to make it exactly the way it says, and I don't regret the extra time that it took to use fresh spinach. It was well worth it. For once I have a side dish that is as memorable as the main course. Thanks!"
"Ohhh this is so good. I can'timagine using another recipe for creamed spinach again. I used the 10 oz packs of frozen chopped spinach and it came out great. Even used lower fat milk and I don't think you could tell the difference....if you like creamed spinach...this is the recipe for you."
"Best creamed spinach ever!"
"This is a fantastic Spinach recipe! I bought fresh Spinach at my grocery and severely underestimated the total amount once it was cooked. Other than my silly mistake the recipe is really really good and goes great with a good steak!"
"I did exactly what the instructions said and it came out JUST like ruth's chris. Delicious. Will make again!!"
"My family wasn't thrilled with this recipe, I think they may just prefer cooked spinach without the sauce. I think it's important that it is seasoned well with salt & pepper and kept hot when served, it really makes a difference. It would probably also be improved with the addition of some minced garlic."
"i love this dish. it is grrreat. when we go to ruths chris i dont care if i have a steak or not...as long as i get creamed spinach and the sweet potatoe casserole."
"Very good. I used the raw approach and this dish came great."
"I can't remember the last time I had this at Ruth's Chris, but I sure did like it your way! :) Thanks, very good!"
"This was great! I steamed my spinach and then added ice cubes to chill it down. I also hand chopped on a cutting board after drying. Came out perfect. Thanx!"
"I made this with chopped beet greens and it was delicious! I had everything but the clove, so I am looking forward to trying it with that addition in the future, but even without it, the dish was terrific. Thanks!"
"Very, very good recipe! Even better the second day! A little more trouble than I usually take for a side dish, but so worth it with a nice steak dinner. The bay leave and clove definitely added to the flavor. Thanks!"