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Spinach Flan

Spinach Flan


This recipe is inspired by a side dish from the Jura region of France, which was made from a mixture of vegetables all thinly sliced and baked in a fabulous savoury custard. Here, just spinach is used, but you could add a selection of vegetables of your choice, if you were feeling creative. It makes a particularly delicious accompaniment to roast pork.



  • 500 g fresh spinach

  • 3-5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 200 ml creme fraiche

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

  • a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • a baking dish, about 30 cm long or 22 cm diameter

  1. Wash the spinach, then spin-dry in a salad spinner. Working in batches, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a non-stick frying pan and add a mound of spinach. Cook the spinach over high heat, stirring until all the leaves have just wilted. Transfer to a plastic colander and let drain. Continue cooking until all the spinach has been wilted.

  2. Chop the spinach coarsely. Put the creme fraiche, eggs, salt and nutmeg in a bowl and whisk well. Stir in the spinach.

  3. Spread the butter over the bottom of the baking dish. Transfer the spinach mixture to the dish and bake in a preheated oven at 180C (350F) Gas 4 until just set, 25-30 minutes. Serve hot.

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