Saturday, November 15, 2008

Spanakopita (Spinach Pie)

  • 2lbs baby spinach
  • 1 package of filo dough (found in the frozen section)
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 8-10 ounces, feta cheese, crumbled
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • 3/4 stick unsalted butter, melted
  1. In a large skillet, sautee garlic and green onions in olive oil, about 6 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Remove garlic and onions to a large bowl
  3. Using same skillet and working in small batches, cook spinach until wilted and add to bowl with green onions and garlic
  4. Add feta cheese to your taste (I like a lot) and mix well
    Melt unsalted butter
  5. Open filo dough and slice strips of about 3-4 inches in thickness
  6. Working quickly, brush butter thinly onto one strip of filo dough, adding about a 2 heaping tbsp of spinach mixture, until it is gone
  7. Fold into triangle shape and place on rimmed baking sheet
  8. Brush triangles on the outside with remaining butter
  9. Bake for 30-45 minutes (or until triangles are a light, golden-brown) on 325

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