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    Joe's Special

    Source of Recipe

    From "Saveur: The New Classics" by Weldon Owen

    Recipe Introduction

    "Joe's Special is one of the most odd and divine scrambles known to man. Consisting of egg, garlic, spinach, and ground beef, the dish originated in San Francisco in the 1920s, at a long-gone Italian-American restaurant, New Joe's. Later, it was the signature dish of a Bay Area chain called Original Joe's—and a standby for countless home cooks in Northern California."

    List of Ingredients

    ◦ 2 tablespoons olive oil
    ◦ 5 cloves garlic, minced
    ◦ 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
    ◦ ½ pound ground beef chuck
    ◦ 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
    ◦ 8 eggs, lightly beaten
    ◦ Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    ◦ ¼ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
    ◦ Crusty Italian bread, for serving


    Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add chuck and cook, stirring, until browned and all moisture evaporates, about 10 minutes.

    Add spinach and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.
    Add eggs and cook until eggs are cooked through and mixture is slightly dry, about 4 minutes.

    Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with Parmigiano.
    Serve with bread.

    Serves 4




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