Tarte of Spinage

Take Spynage and perboyle it tender, then take it up and wrynge oute the water cleane, and chop it very small, and set it uppon the fyre wyth swete butter in a frying panne and season it, and set it in a platter to coole then fyll your tart and so bake it. (Proper Newe Booke)

Take spinach and parboil it till tender, then take it up and ring out the water completely, and chip it very small and set it upon the fire with sweet butter in a frying pan and season it and set it in a platter to cool, then fill your tart and so bake it.

20 oz spinach (fresh)
1/4 lb butter
1 T sugar
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t mace
1/4 t salt
9″ pastry shell

Parboil spinach 3 minutes, rinse in cold water, wring it dry. Chop finely. Fry 2-3 minutes in butter with spices. Cool. Fill pastry shell and bake at 350F for 40 minutes.

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