Once upon a time . . . a few days ago . . . I was watching Food Network. I have pretty much decided this is the best channel ever invented. As I watched Rachael Ray (who in general I am not that big a fan of) whip up her little Italian meal, I had a wonderful realization: I OWNED ALL THE INGREDIENTS! Yes, for the first time ever, I could actually make the same food she was making! I did change up the type of cheese, but I like Parmesan cheese better anyways.
Here is what you need:
4 cups baby spinach leaves, stemmed
4 cloves garlic, cracked from skin
1 stick softened butter
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1 loaf good quality Italian bread
Preheat broiler or oven to 400ºF.
Place the spinach in a food processor with garlic, butter, salt, freshly ground black pepper and cheese, and process until smooth.
Cut the bread in half lengthwise and slather each side with the spinach butter. Broil or bake the toast until crispy, about 3 minutes under the broiler or 6-7 minutes in the hot oven.