Quick and easy to make – and quite good.
I’d better be right about fat being harmless though or I might be in a body bag after this one.
- 2 boxes frozen chopped spinach
- 1 stick salted butter
- 1/2 box of cream cheese
- parm cheese (the stuff in the cardboard can)
Thaw the spinach in the microwave for 10 minutes. It will leak so place the boxes on a plate to catch the leakage.
Once thawed, let stand for 15 minutes at least – it will be too hot to handle the next step.
Now that it’s cooled, use a strainer to squeeze out as much of the excess liquid as possible – but don’t kill yourself over this – good enough is good enough
In a microwave-safe bowl, toss in the spinach, along with a stick of butter and the cream cheese. After about 4 minutes the butter and cream cheese should easily mix into the spinach without fuss and to my surprise got absorbed into the spinach. There were no puddles of butter as I feared.
The taste was good but a little lacking. A healthy sprinkle of the canned parm cheese made it perfect.
It *looked* like ordinary creamed spinach – but we know better. This innocent-looking creamed spinach was a Cheesecake Factory-style Fat Bomb made to look ‘lite’ and ‘healthy’. It was one of those menu items where you’d go: “Oh – I don’t know *how* they can make creamed spinach so tasty!”
Just for the heck of it I ran the numbers for the whole thing in my LoseIt! iPhone App:
- Calories: 1,408 (1,200 of these calories come from fat)
- Fat: 135g (81%)
- Carbs: 37g (10%)
- Protein: 33g (9%)
I would say that realistically this serves 4 – which means I ate 4 servings in one sitting.
Me and my body need to have a little ‘sit down’ to talk about ‘portion control’ – ya think?
This would be a splendid recipe for a pot luck – and you can look ’em in the eye and say it’s ‘diet’ – though change the subject if they start asking questions about the recipe. Based on the crowd at the New Year’s party I went to, this would have been gone in a flash.
Need I say it? This is safe for a ketogenic diet. In fact, it is *so* safe you might want to dial it back a notch – though this is ideal for people doing a ‘fat fast’ (though you don’t eat as much as I did). It is also vegetarian as long as they are the type that do dairy – there’s so many variants it’s hard to keep track.