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Cameroonian Fried Spinach

Rated as 4.18 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe was modified from food I ate while in Cameroon. This is traditionally served with a whole grilled chicken and grilled potatoes and plantains. You eat everything with your fingers! (it tastes much better that way)."
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25 m servings 95
Original recipe yields 3 servings


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  1. Heat the olive oil in a wok, or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and onion, and saute until they are about halfway done. Dump in the spinach, and liberally sprinkle with garlic powder. Fry until the spinach has wilted, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 95 calories; 4.9 9.6 4.2 0 86 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Couldn't have been simpler, and was a great spin on a spinach side dish. Excellent!!

Most helpful critical review

While easy to prepare, this was lacking something. I added a lot of garlic powder but it still needed salt, pepper and then I finally added bacon. Won't be making again.

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Couldn't have been simpler, and was a great spin on a spinach side dish. Excellent!!

Quick, easy, and tasty. I used a LOT of garlic powder to get it to taste the way I wanted it to, so maybe minced fresh garlic would be a better choice for people who like a lot of flavor. This...

I prepare spinach like this routinely, sometimes with mushrooms, sometimes without, and always with fresh minced garlic. This was the first time using shitake mushrooms, however, and I liked th...

Only 4 stars since I added to it: I used fresh garlic, added a tsp or so of lemon juice, a dash of crushed red pepper and a dash or two of Worcestershire sauce to jazz it up. It was very good. ...

This is so delicious! Don't be shy with the garlic powder, though. I was not disappointed in the taste and I don't really even like shitake mushrooms. The shitakes are an excellent ingredient ...

This was fast and easy. I used canned sliced button mushrooms and only a quarter of an onion. I had to add more olive oil though. I did sprinkle a bit of salt over the dish as it cooked. This wa...

It's delicious. And yeah, definitely use frozen spinach; it's 1/10th the cost of "fresh" and really, I only consider something fresh if it's been picked the same day I use it. Bagged spinach has...

Looking for a different way to use my shiitake mushrooms, I decided to try this recipe. It was so good, my bf loved it. I also tried adding squares of aubergine and it was soooo delicious!

I love this recipe! Since my girls don't like mushrooms, I have replaced them with carrots sliced thin so they cook at the same rate as the onion. I also added basil and oregano to give it mor...