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Greek Spinach Pie

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Ingredients
  Sliced green onion with tops 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dried dill weed 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cooking oil 1 Tablespoon
  Frozen chopped spinach 10 Ounce, thawed (1 Package)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Beaten eggs 2
  Cream-style cottage cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Crumbled feta cheese 2 Ounce (1/2 Cup)
  Baking powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Phyllo dough sheets 2 (16 X 16-Inch Each)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon, melted
Directions

In skillet cook onion and dill in hot oil till onion is tender.
Squeeze excess water from spinach; add to skillet.
Cook till heated through; keep warm.
In large saucepan melt the 1/4 cup butter; blend in flour and salt.
Stir in milk all at once.
Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly; cook and stir 1 minute more.
Stir half the hot sauce mixture into eggs; return to saucepan.
Stir in cheeses, spinach mixture, and baking powder.
Set aside.
Brush half of one sheet of fillo dough with some of the melted butter; fold in half.
Butter half of this dough rectangle and fold again, forming an 8-inch square.
Place in greased 8x8x2-inch baking pan.
Pour in spinach mixture.
Repeat buttering and folding remaining fillo dough.
Place atop spinach mixture; tuck in edges.
Bake, uncovered, at 325° till mixture is set and top is browned, 35 to 40 minutes.
Let stand 10 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Vegetable

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