Joe's Special is an old-time San Francisco dish, and, wow, it sure is good comfort food. Since we've had a lot of spinach to go through lately, and I remembered eating this as a kid, and comfort food is always a good idea, we whipped this up and served it up in some old-fashioned diner bowls.
Joe's Special for 4
4 large eggs, beaten
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, whole, with skins on
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1 pound fresh spinach, roughly chopped
Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil. Add the ground beef and brown. When the ground beef is cooked, addd the spinach and saute until wilted. When the spinach is done, pour in the beaten eggs and stir until eggs are done.
Serve with salt and pepper to taste, and several good shakes of Tabasco sauce.
A zaguán is the entryway into a house. In typical Andalusian houses, the zaguán is a smallish, dark passage inside the doorway that leads in turn to the larger, light-filled interior patio. In Seville, in the heat of summer, zaguán doors are left open so that passersby can take refuge from the sun and heat for a moment before continuing on their way.
We live in the Sunset district of San Francisco, where the fog wins out over the sun most days, and the search for refuge from the heat is a distant memory. Even so, we would like to share our home with you and our stories of growing up in Seville and growing up in San Francisco.