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Spanakopita

JennaSand's picture
My Greek friend makes these especially for the holidays
Ingredients
  Filo pastry 1 (obtained from a specialist deli)
  Frozen spinach/Fresh spinach 1 Kilogram
  Feta cheese 1 Kilogram (2 Pound)
  Butter/Margarine 250 Gram (1/2 Pound)
  Garlic/Garlic powder 2 Clove (10 gm)
Directions

If the spinach is raw, cook and slice thinly.
If frozen, defrost.
In either case, mix the feta cheese with the spinach to make a mixture, adding the chopped garlic.
Spread some butter on an oven tray.
Open the filo package and place each thin pastry (it is as thin as paper) on the tray, buttering each one using a brush.
After you have done 8 filo slices, place the spinach/feta mixture and spread over the entire oven tray, covering the 8 pastry slices.
On top of this, place the remaining pastry slices, buttering each one of them as well.
Notch the last one creating 2 inch (5 cm) on a side, squares.
Place in a oven at 350 F and cook till brown about 30 minutes

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
8
Subtitle: 
Spinach pie with cheese

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7 Comments

Hyde.Ray's picture
Looks great. Greek food is good.
JennaSand's picture
Thanks!
shantihhh's picture
This is always a favourite around here. My son-in-laws' mom makes her pita by hand! I can't imagine, but it is so tasty. I also add a dash of nutmt to this dish.
JennaSand's picture
That's an idea, I will have to try it. I am primarily Polish and we make our own perogi and so on, especially for the holidays. "Science It's What's for Dinner" Alton Brown Good Eats
shantihhh's picture
OK, I am going crazy and the flag is of what country? Maybe formerly of a country? I know this eagle, but.....which flag?
JennaSand's picture
Poland "Science It's What's for Dinner" Alton Brown Good Eats
shantihhh's picture
Of course Poland, duh, my son's bst friend Bart gave him his grandfather's cross with that eagle on it! Thanks!