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Friday, August 16, 2013
Spinach Melt Grilled Sandwich
The inspiration for this sandwich came from an intense craving for the Spinach Melt Sandwich at Smee's Place in Indianapolis. Smee's spinach melt is not too rich which allows you to enjoy it without feeling guilty and they offer to add sliced turkey to the sandwich as well. I hope you enjoy my copy cat version!
Ingredients for Four Servings
For the Creamed Spinach Filling:
2 (10 oz.) packages frozen spinach
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon diced shallots
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup whole milk
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon flour
1/16 teaspoon ground nutmeg
For the Spinach Melt Grilled Sandwiches:
Creamed spinach from above
8 slices of bread, buttered on one side
1/2 shredded mozzarella cheese
Slices of chicken or turkey breast
Defrost the spinach in the microwave. Use a colander and towels to squeeze as much water as possible out.
Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan and sauté the shallots until tender but not brown. Add the garlic and sauté one more minute.