Sauteed Spinach with Bacon
The bacon gives a nice salty crunch and flavor to this side dish of spinach.
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- Servings: 4
Source: Everyday Food, October 2006
- 2 slices bacon (about 2 ounces total), cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips
- 3 bunches flat-leaf spinach (about 2 pounds total), thick stems removed, well washed and dried
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crispy, 5 to 8 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove bacon, leaving fat in skillet; drain on a paper towel. Set aside.
Increase heat to high; fill skillet with as much spinach as will fit. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing spinach and adding more as it wilts (it may take up to 2 minutes to fit it all). Continue to cook until tender, 1 to 3 minutes.
Tilt skillet to drain water from spinach (using slotted spoon or a spatula to hold spinach back). Mix in vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Serve sprinkled with crispy bacon.