CULINARY MAKEOVERS – Number Four SPINACH/MASHED POTATOES

What do you do with one leftover portion of mashed potatoes and a small amount of frozen spinach?  Well, here is what I did with them.

Mashed Potatoes -whisk them up really well to get out all the lumps and then add one beaten egg and mix well.

Spinach – Thaw and drain well.

Combine the foregoing ingredients with ¼ cup chopped onions and 2 Tbsps. shredded Parmesan Cheese and then add salt and pepper to taste.

Butter a 1 quart casseroleand transfer the Potato/Spinach mixture to the casserole.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the mixture is hot.

Place under the broiler for up to 5 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.

Serve immediately.  This amount will yield 2 medium portions.  For more portions, just increase the ingredients.

This dish is very tasty and you do not have to wait for leftovers to create it.  Just mix up some mashed potatoes and spinach (fresh or frozen), chopped onion and season to taste.  This is a good way to get your starch and vegetables all in one dish.

Other vegetables that you can add to this dish are sautéed mushrooms, chives, green onions, or other vegetables that you may have such as chopped broccoli or cauliflower.  Use your imagination and see what you can come up with.

If anyone does come up with a similar creation, please let me know. [email protected]

It will be interesting to see what other palates will create.

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