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Felvételeim nyilvános publikálása engedély nélkül nem használhatók.



8 cups of fresh spinach
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp flour
1/2 garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper

• In a medium sized pot bring water to boil.
• Wash the spinach and drain.
• Cook just until limp.
• Drain and plunge into cold water.
• Squeeze out all the juices, and chop spinach finely.
• In a pot make a roux from butter and flour.
• Add the garlic.
• Stir the chopped spinach into the roux.
• Add milk to make thick sauce.
• Cook and stir until bubbles break the surface.
• Slowly simmer for 2 minutes.
• Season creamed spinach with salt and pepper.

8 cups of cooked spinach

Chop fine

Yields 1 traditional serving

or 2 sides


  1. I just made this but aded a few eegs and baking it in a pie shell. YUM. My mum used to always make "Spenot", it was my baby food.

  2. Must have made you healthy and strong Viki! And yes, spenot fozelek is very good with tukortojas. Of course I hated it as a kid, particularly if the spenot wasn't chopped finely, but not as much as our weekly kelkaposzta fozelek... now that was a source of deep suffering for me. LOL

  3. Superb! Specially with the fried egg
    on top. I always loved this dish. The combination of egg yolk and the fozelek is unbeatable.
    Thank you.

  4. Hey Laszlo how are you doing? Nice to hear from you!

  5. Hello Zsuzsa... my mom was a phenomenal cook, and while looking through your many recipes, my memories went back to a time when I ate the food of my ancestry daily. Now that the years have passed, I yearn for those meals again... and you've provided. How great a gift is that? In checking out the spenot fozelek, it reminded me of another favorite... lencse (lentil) fozelek. Do you have a recipe for lencse fozelek to offer? I never know what to do with my post New Year ham! Thanks again for your contributions! - Robi

  6. Hello C.V.

    I am glad you found your mom’s old recipes on my blog. Yes I do have a lencse fozelek, all you have to do is put lentil in the search widow on the top left corner and the various recipes containing lentils will come up. I think the lencse fozelek is the last one. I am not terribly happy with it, the lentils are not the same here as we used in Hungary, I think we used French lentils which is very hard if not impossible to get in North America. But the New Years ham would certainly improve it and making a ham stock instead of chicken stock and adding chopped ham instead of bacon bits to the finished soup would greatly improve it. I was planning to make it again with leftover ham and ham bone myself after we finished our Easter ham. Welcome to my blog.




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