What a lovely day! The sun is shining. So it’s very enjoyable outside. Accordingly I had my share of sun already today. I wouldn’t want that go to waste, although I don’t feel too much like walking around at the moment. However, that’s not what counts.
When it comes to cooking, though, it does count what I feel doing. For some time now, I wanted to recreate a dish my Mom used to make for us: spinach with egg sauce. I already had consulted with her regarding the sauce some weeks, yes maybe even month, ago.
Now it was time to go for it. It might be the case, my memories were betraying me here on this one. After I made the dish, I thought it was just potatoes with it and not mashed potatoes,but … in this case it counts what I feel, so it was mashed potatoes …
Here then is my version of spinach with egg sauce …
6-7 medium sized potatoes
2 tbsp cream cheese (with garlic)
A splash of milk
Knob of butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 kg spinach
Pinch of nutmeg
300 ml condensed milk
1 tbsp mustard
1 tsp corn starch
4 hard-boiled eggs
We start with the mashed potatoes here.
Boil your potatoes. Once that is done, there is no big deal about the rest. Mash the potatoes and add the cream cheese and a splash of milk. Chop up as much chives as you want in your mashed potatoes and add it. Season with salt and pepper. If you feel, it’s too thick, add more milk.
Then here we go for the spinach.
Melt the knob of butter in a large pan and then add the onions and fry them until they are translucent. Add the spinach, if necessary bit by bit to wilt it down. Season with a pinch of nutmeg and salt and pepper.
Well, I reckon that was it for the spinach. On with the sauce then.
Pour the condensed milk into a saucepan and heat it up. Add the mustard. Stir to mix it well. Use the corn starch to thicken the sauce. Check whether the sauce needs some further seasoning and then give it accordingly with using a bit of salt. Finally cut your boiled eggs into smaller pieces – 6 to 8 per egg. Add into the sauce and carefully mix. We want to keep as much from the egg yolk intact as possible.
Serve it …
Yes, I couldn’t think of a lovely arrangement to make a nice photo. So that has to do. Anyway, the taste was as I remembered it, although I used mashed potatoes.
Now this has to go for this month’s Bloggers Around the World Germany.
What about you? Are you already thinking about joining us this month? You are welcome. It would be very lovely indeed.
So it is outside. It’s warm, it’s sunny, it’s all yellow …