Easy Fried Spinach

Easy Fried Spinach

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"This is a dish I stumbled across while I was in China and tried to emulate. Of all my various original recipes, this is the one of my families favorites. It is simple, requires few ingredients and is easy and fast."


15 m servings 178 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 178 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 17.4 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.8g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 77 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt the butter with the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat until it stops bubbling. This allows the water from the butter to evaporate. Add the garlic; cook and stir for about 2 minutes, until it is just beginning to brown. Put in the spinach leaves and cook for about 5 minutes while stirring, until the leaves are dark and are about 1/4 of their original size.
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  1. 155 Ratings


It never ceases to amaze me how someone can change a recipe 10 ways to Sunday and then give a rating of 3 or 4 because it just wasn't right. Wise up, people! The first time you make the recipe...

My family loves spinach this way; on occasion I have added bacon. Try after sauteing the garlic, turning off the heat and putting the spinach in the pan, covered, and let sit for a few minutes a...

I have been making this at home for years, using olive oil instead of canola. I finish by adding salt and fresh ground pepper to taste, and a splash of balsamic vinagar. This is a tasty way to...

Way to much oil and butter...I don't add the garlic, crushed or sliced, until some of the spinach has wilted down some so that the garlic doesn't burn...Also, add some fresh sliced mushrooms and...

After living in China (but eating this at a Japanese teppanyaki restaurant) we make this frequently, only I just use the chopped garlic from a jar, and we always add soy sauce. We add a tiny bi...

As it stands I can only rate this 3 stars. Personally it is too greasy so here are my changes. Use only 1 tbls. each of butter and oil and add chicken broth to make up for quantities. Also c...

I was afraid this dish was going to need some salt or additional flavor, but it was actually quite nice on its own. I also used jarred garlic and it worked just fine.

Really great recipe. I added some crumbled bacon and roasted garlic almond accents after it was cooked and the flavor was great. My husband ate all of it the first night and requested it again...

This is much lighter and milder than I expected. It can easily take on more flavors, but it's fine by itself.