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Fr. Paul's Spinach with Garbanzo Beans

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Fr. Paul on AM Buffalo March 9, 2015

Espinacas con Garbanzo - Spinach with Garbanzo beans

1 bunch of fresh spinach, washed, dried and chopped (8 oz.)
1-3 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1-2 slices of bread good bread (if using baguette, use two slices)
A pinch of salt, 1 tsp each: paprika, cinnamon, cumin
Cayenne pepper to taste
4 oz. sherry
2 oz. white wine vinegar
1 8oz. can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbs. olive oil

Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a skillet and fry the garlic until toasty. Fry the bread in the same oil until browned. Remove Bread and Garlic.
Mash the garlic and bread together; add the sherry and vinegar and mash to a paste. In the same pan cook down the spinach in the remaining teaspoon of oil.. Add the garbanzo beans. Sauté for about 5 minutes. Add spices (except salt). Add a little water if it gets dry. Salt to taste. Serve as an appetizer or side dish. Good hot or at room temperature.