Classic Steak Dinner Sides | Confit Potatoes and Creamed Spinach

Easy but Classy!

Confit potatoes and creamed spinach are two all time classics that can be done in a variety of ways, but here's our favorites.

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Confit Potatoes Ingredients
  • 2lbs fingerling potatoes (washed)
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 2 springs rosemary
  • 2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 3 cups duck fat (or fat/oil of your choice
  • Coarse Black Sea Salt
  • Dried Red Pepper Flakes
  • Maple Sugar Smoked
  • Black Pepper
  • Dried Parsley
  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees with rack in the center.
  • Wash & scrub potatoes and place in disposable tray or deep baking dish.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk salt into 1 cup of duck fat, then add to tray/dish with remaining fat.
  • Add crushed garlic & rosemary to tray.
  • Place in oven uncovered for 90 minutes, checking every 30 minutes to rotate.
  • After 90 minutes, set oven to 400 and cook for 30 more minutes.
  • Remove from oven (very carefully), and remove potatoes from tray and place in bowl.
  • Add toppings/seasoning while hot, let cool for 5 minutes and serve

Creamed Spinach Ingredients
  • 1lb frozen spinach, cooked to package directions and drained
  • 4.5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons course salt
  • 1 cup Oaxaca cheese (mozzarella okay too)
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup AP flour
  • In a large skillet over medium low heat, melt butter and lightly sauté garlic and onions (till translucent).
  • Add coarse salt, pepper and nutmeg, stir for just a few seconds.
  • Reduce heat to low and add flour, mix with non-metal utensil and cook for 3 minutes until raw flour smell is gone.
  • Add milk, stirring occasionally until mixed and begins to bubble.
  • Add Oaxaca cheese and cook for 7-9 minutes until thickened.
  • Add cooked spinach and parmesan, stir to combine and remove from heat.

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