Spinach, Egg, and Herb Gratin

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 1 hr. 10 min.
Total: 1 hr. 30 min.
Delightfully springy and savory, this French classic is always a hit.

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs fresh spinach
  • 2 onions, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 11 Tbs butter, divided
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 Tbs flour
  • 4 egg yolks
  • Nutmeg, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 egg whites, stiffly beaten
  • 8 Tbs grated cheese (Parmesan or Romano)

Directions

  • Cook spinach and drain well.
  • In saucepan, warm vegetable oil and 3 Tbs of the butter.
  • Sauté onions until soft and add spinach to get rid of water. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Pour milk into another saucepan and add bay leaf. Warm over low heat.
  • In another heavy-bottomed saucepan, add the other 8 Tbs of butter and the flour. Heat this mixture while stirring and then stir in the warmed milk.
  • Once thickened, add egg yolks while stirring quickly. Add spinach and onions.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  • Fold in egg whites and pour into buttered ovenproof dish.
  • Scatter cheese on top and bake for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 337
  Calories from Fat 213 (63%)
(37%)Total Fat 24g
(66%)Saturated Fat 13g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(53%)Cholesterol 160mg
(13%)Sodium 322mg
(39%)Potassium 1363mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
(22%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(29%)Protein 15g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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