Italian Spinach Sformato

Spinach Sformato

2-3 tablespoons basil olive oil, or extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, minced
1 pound baby spinach, or frozen spinach thawed 
4 eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons bread crumbs
4 ounces whole ricotta
4 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
Roasted garlic sea salt, or sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Drizzle aged balsamic vinegar
aged balsamic
Preheat oven to 350 F.  Line a baking loaf pan with parchment paper. Butter and season.

In a large skillet, add the oil and sauté onion until barely golden, about 10-15 minutes. Set aside in a bowl. Add the spinach in the same pan add quickly sauté for about 2 minutes.  If using thawed spinach cook until free of liquid. Season with salt and pepper.  Add the spinach to the bowl with the onion.

Add the beaten eggs, breadcrumbs, grated cheese to the bowl. Mix well; fold the ricotta a little time. Taste for seasoning. Adjust as needed.

Transfer and spread evenly in baking loaf pan. Bake about 30-35 minutes or until the sides become just golden. Allow to cool. Remove from pan.  Cut in slices and serve warm or room temperature. Drizzle aged balsamic on top.

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