I’ve been farming fat hen (Chenopodium album) for a few weeks and thought I should actually try eating the plant. Whilst having a brew in the allotment hut, i reached out for River Cottage’s Hedgerow book. It said to lightly sauté fat hen with butter and thats exactly what we did. Fat Hen really does taste like a nicer version of spinach, our next fat hen endeavour will be pakoras (or chickweed pakoras as mentioned here http://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/pdf/chickweed-pakoras/).
Its a relative of quinoa and also know as lamb’s quarters, melde, goosefoot or pigweed.