Easy Fried Spinach


This fried spinach is a dish that I stumbled across while I was in China and tried to emulate. It's one of my family's favorites of all my original recipes. It is simple, requires few ingredients, and is easy and fast.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

  • ¼ cup canola oil

  • 2 (10 ounce) bags fresh spinach leaves

  • 8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced


  1. Melt butter with oil in a large skillet over medium heat until mixture stops bubbling. (This allows water in the butter to evaporate.) Add garlic; cook and stir until it begins to brown, about 2 minutes. Add spinach; cook and stir until leaves are dark and about 1/4 of their original size, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

178 Calories
17g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 178
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 28mg 139%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 547mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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