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March 20, 2013 / Food Follower

Pastel de Espinaca Recipe (As Promised!)

Here is my great grandmother’s recipe for pastel de espinaca, or what I think it is from watching my mom prepare it.

What You’ll Need
Two 10 ounce packages of frozen spinach
1/2 pound of munster cheese, shredded
3 eggs
3 tablespoons of parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons of panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon of herbs de provence (my mom uses McCormick’s blend, but you can use any herb mix you like)
1 tablespoon of butter
A 9 by 13 inch pyrex
A Large Bowl

1) Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit for 15 minutes.

2) Put spinach in a strainer and run it under very warm water until the spinach is soft. Squeeze out all the excess water.

3) Transfer the spinach into a large bowl. Add the munster cheese, eggs, 2 tablespoons of parmesan, 2 tablespoons of panko bread crumbs, and the dried herbs. Mix the mixture with your hands, or if you don’t want to get your hands dirty, use a large fork, until well-combined.

4) Lightly butter a 9 by 13 inch pyrex and sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon of parmesan on the bottom of the pyrex.

5) Pour in spinach mixture and use a fork to evenly distribute the mixture.

6) Sprinkle remaining parmesan and breadcrumbs on top. Cut remaining butter into small pieces and put on top of the spinach.

7) Put your spinach into the oven for roughly 10 minutes. Lower the oven to 350 degrees and keep for another 10-15 minutes or until the spinach is slightly browned and the cheese is all melted.



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  1. Ahsoka / Mar 20 2013 11:35 am

    Can we make this together?!?! Sounds so good.

  2. mybeautfulthings / Mar 20 2013 5:09 pm

    I’m looking forward to trying this 🙂

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