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Spanakopita

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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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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 604 Calories from Fat 463

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 53 g81.1%

Saturated Fat 34.8 g173.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 178.4 mg59.5%

Sodium 1510.1 mg62.9%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.3%

Dietary Fiber 3.7 g14.9%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 23 g45.9%

Vitamin A 319.3% Vitamin C 12.1%

Calcium 78.7% Iron 18.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Spanakopita Recipe, Spinach Pie With Cheese