Mastering the Art of French Cooking | Julia Child
- Canapés aux Èpinards [Spinach and Cheese Canapés], p. 472
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You can watch me make this recipe for the first time on my YouTube channel here.
Butter Count: +7 TB
Cost: $10.56 [~$1.76 per serving]
If you like spinach, cheese, and extremely buttery pieces of bread then do I have the perfect recipe for you! These little canapés were great. If the bread was a little bit smaller, they would make the best hors d'oeuvres.
LAURA'S RATING: 9
BRIAN'S RATING: 8.5
I could see myself making these spinach canapés again so they definitely deserve the high rating. Everything about this recipe was delicious- the crunchy breadcrumbs, the gooey cheese, the melted butter running down the pillow of braised spinach- all atop a buttered piece of sautéed bread. You'll for sure be catching me daydreaming about eating this again.
Actually getting to the main recipe is a little bit of a process. You first have to clean and trim all the stems of your spinach. The spinach then gets blanched in salted water for a couple of minutes and refreshed in cold water. As much of the moisture from the spinach must then be squeezed out.
. The moisture of the spinach needs to be evaporated so the spinach is cooked in a little bit of butter and seasoned correctly.
Next, the spinach is braised in stock. Now, and only now, is the spinach ready to be a part of the canapé.
The bread rounds are sautéed in a butter and oil mixture until they are lightly browned.
Swiss cheese is stirred into the warm braised spinach, and the spinach/cheese mixture is scooped onto the top of the bread rounds.
More Swiss cheese, breadcrumbs, and melted butter are all added to each canapé. You’ll want to eat them now but wait! The best part is about to come. Place them all under the broiler for a couple of minutes until that cheese becomes ooey gooey and those breadcrumbs are lightly browned. Okay, now you may pig out.
You can find these recipes and all the other Julia Child recipes I make in Mastering the Art of French Cooking
November 11, 2020 by Laura Bullock