Friday, January 7, 2011

HiHo's Famous Spinach Dip


This dish epitomizes Mom in terms of my favorites dishes. I also adore this picture of my mother as a young girl in Stonington. I see my oldest son in her face, they were almost doppelgangers a few years ago. Only a handful of recipes things conjure such a direct, memory filled, and long term connection to my Mom - and this is most certainly one of them. . Spinach dip sandwiches, tea sandwich sized pieces served on red and gold plates, were a Christmas tradition for my Mom.
This recipe is easily doubled or tripled for large groups. It became my staple, as the family vegetarian, for many years. It was our most frequent meal in college, so this one is for you La!

Ingredients
1 package frozen chopped spinach
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1 cup mayonnaise (or less)
1 cup sour cream (or less)
salt
pepper
1/2 cup chopped parsley
Juice of 1/2 a lemon (or a tablespoon of the stuff in the jar)

Process
  1. Places frozen spinach into strainer. Thaw spinach and drain thoroughly.
  2. Press to remove extra water, ladles or potato mashers also work well.
  3. Mix all ingredients and add to drained spinach.
  4. Mix well.
Dip is better if allowed to chill a few hours or overnight. Serve with raw vegetables or make into small sandwiches.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can attest that this is the very best spinach dip ever! I think it sustained me through my last year of college...well, that and beer!!

Ciri said...

Oh, I remember this spinach dip well from the Lane's infamous Christmas parties! Back in high school us dirty hippies would hide in the corner eating spinach sandwiches while the cleanlier residents of Greenwich hobnobbed. How does on hobnob anyway?