Spinach Loaf with Mushroom Sauce

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh spinach, stemmed
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
  • 3 to 4 green onions, chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups half-and-half, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons white wine

Preparation

  1. Cook spinach and 1 cup water in a saucepan over high heat 4 minutes or until spinach wilts. Drain; rinse with cold water. Drain well, pressing between paper towels. Chop spinach, and set aside.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add green onions, and saute 2 minutes.
  3. Whisk together eggs, 1 cup half-and-half, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and nutmeg. Stir in spinach, green onions, breadcrumbs, and cheese. Spoon mixture into a greased 9- x 5-inch loafpan. Place loafpan in a baking dish; fill baking dish with 2 inches hot water.
  4. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until set. Let stand 10 minutes.
  5. Melt remaining butter in skillet over medium heat; add mushrooms, and saute 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Whisk in flour, wine, and remaining salt and pepper. Cook, whisking constantly, 2 minutes; gradually add remaining half-and-half, stirring until mixture thickens. Serve over Spinach Loaf.
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