Spinach on Polenta

More and more, we’re finding that we can’t resist the flavor of spinach that’s sauteed and just slightly wilted. This is a nice way to serve it and even people who don’t like spinach seem to like this.  (Check the prepared polenta label if you are being careful about Gluten.)

1 package of prepared polenta, sliced
2 Tbsp Butter

4 Tbsp butter (or 2 Tbsp butter and 2 Tbsp olive oil)
1/3 cup half and half
2 tsp crushed garlic (or a generous sprinkle of garlic powder)
1/3 cup good Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
Big bag of spinach (or two!)

Melt butter in your biggest frying pan. Saute the slices of polenta in butter until they’re warmed through. Remove and put on a platter and cover them to keep them warm. Add the 4 Tbsp of butter and garlic, and saute for a couple of minutes. Add spinach and start to turn it, using tongs or a big spoon. Keep adding spinach until it is all just wilted.

Add half and half, salt and pepper and parmesan cheese. Gently combine all the ingredients. Go easy on the salt at first, because the parmesan is pretty salty.

Ladle the spinach mixture over the polenta and serve hot.

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