It wouldn't be a true steakhouse experience without a side of creamed spinach . . . right? Maybe there's some room for improvement: Modern steakhouse Quality Eats in NYC is serving a twist on the traditional side, turning it into golden hush puppies. The crisp fried balls of spinach and cheese are served alongside a creamy roast beef dipping sauce (meet demi-glace, your new favorite ingredient).
Having the oil at the right temperature is the most important part to hush puppy success—and making sure you let the insides of the balls cook without getting them too dark on the outside. Then just let them cool for a minute after frying. There's a ton of steam in there waiting to escape, so don't burn yourself.
To learn more, read "High Steaks."
Creamed Spinach Hush PuppiesRecipe adapted from Ryan Bartlow, Quality Eats, New York, NY
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus resting time
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes, plus resting time