Stir-Fried Spinach with Crispy Garlic

Roasted garlic lends a sweet flavor. Ideally, the garlic should be removed from the oven and begin cooling just before you start stir-frying.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1⁄4 cup oil
  • 18 fresh spinach leaves, trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1⁄2 tsp. sugar


  • Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a small non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, separating individual slices, and cook until just golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towel.
  • Add remaining oil to a preheated wok or medium skillet. When oil is hot, add spinach leaves. Stir-fry for about 1 minute, then add soy sauce and sugar. Continue stir-frying until spinach turns a bright green, about 2 to 3 minutes. Serve with crispy garlic.