My father-in-law used to make two dishes especially for me whenever I came to visit. I'm sure he also made them for others in the family, but he always made a point of having them ready and available when I arrived.
Sitting at the airport waiting for an early morning flight, I was so thankful to have a few of these spinach-egg patties in my bag ...
Between the green beans, shallot, garlic and olive oil a caramelization occurs, which turns this dish candy-like.
This is one of my all time favorite sauces. I've used it as a pasta sauce, tucked it in panini, spread it on crostini, and it's sublime with lamb -- but I'm most partial to serving it either under, on, or alongside seared-roasted salmon fillets.