August 29, 2009

Ham and Spinach Bake

* 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 2 eggs, beaten
* 1/3 cup milk
* 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
* 1 tablespoon chopped pimiento
* 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
* 1/4 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
* 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes or 1 tablespoon fresh minced parsley
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 1 to 1 1/2 cups diced cooked ham
* 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese or use Monterey Jack or Cheddar
* French-fried onions or buttered bread crumbs for topping

Preparation:
Cook spinach; drain well. Stir in butter until melted. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, milk, onion, pimento, mustard, basil, parsley, and salt. Stir in ham, cheese and spinach. Pour mixture into a buttered 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle top with French-fried onions or buttered bread crumbs.
Serves 4.

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