Spinach Flans (Vittorio, Milan)

The spinach flan is a side dish that doesn’t steal the scene to the main course, but accompanies it, dressing whatever it is on its Sunday best.


  • 1Kg spinach
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 50 gr 00 flour or rice flour
  • Extra virgin olive oil just enough
  • 300 cl cow’s milk (or rice milk, oats, spelt etc. milk)
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of grana cheese
  • grated peel of a lemon.


  1. Boil or steam the spinach until tender. Make sure you rinse them well and take out all the water from the spinach.
  2. Fry the garlic clove crushed in a little oil.
  3. After steaming or boiling the spinach, add it to the pan with the garlic.
  4. add the flour and let the spinach absorb it
  5. Add the milk and cook it for 5 minutes
  6. Pour the obtained mixture into a bowl. Prepare the other ingredients which are 3 eggs, 4 tablespoons of grana cheese and the grated peel of a lemon.
  7. Add the eggs and the cheese
  8. Grate the cheese and mix all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon
  9. Use small molds, oil them, and fill them with the spinach mixture obtained. Place them on a baking tray and put hot water on the tray until halfway through the mould.
  10. Cover the tray with foil paper. Put in the oven at 180 degrees for 25 minutes.
  11. Once removed from the oven, the surface of the flans must be solid, otherwise put it back in the oven for further minutes.

You can serve them either with:

  • homemade tomato sauce
  • cheese fondue
  • mornay sauce

Posted by: Vittirio / Content / Milan, Italy

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