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The Greek Cook: Spanakopita (Spinach Pie)

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Ingredients
For spinach
  Spinach 1 Kilogram
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
Other ingredient
  Feta cheese 400 Gram
  Dill 2 Tablespoon
  Fresh onion 2 Tablespoon
  Leek 1⁄2 , chopped finely (Optional)
  Eggs 2
  Salt and pepper To Taste
  Olive oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For dough
  All purpose flour 500 Gram
  Eggs 1
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  White wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  White pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (as needed)
  Sesame 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Wash spinach 4-5 times to remove dirt and drain it in colander.
2. Add 1 tablespoon of salt, mix well and set it aside for 5 minutes.
3. After 5 minutes, squeeze the spinach and chop it finely.

MAKING
4. In a large bowl, combine spinach, feta cheese, dill, onion, leek, egg, and olive oil.
5. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.
6. For dough, in a separate bowl combine flour, egg, olive oil, white wine, pepper, and salt. Mix well.
7. Add water, as needed and knead it into fluffy dough. Divide dough into half for top and bottom.
8. On floured surface, roll dough into a thin sheet and place it in a greased baking dish.
9. Pour the mixture on top. Fold and cover as shown in the video with the top sheet.
10. Using a knife make small cuts on top for steam to escape and apply some oil.
11. Sprinkle sesame and cover it with foil.
13. Pop it in a preheated medium to high oven and bake for 15 minutes.

SERVING
14. Cut in slices and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
10
Subtitle: 
Greek Spanakopita
Greek cuisine makes good use of spinach for its health values as well as taste and texture. In the video Chef Vassilis shows how to make Spanakopita or Greek Spinach Pie with spinach, some more greens and seasonings. Good to accompany drinks!

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