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Spinach Cheese Puffs

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  Onion 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Frozen chopped spinach/1 pound spinach, well washed and finely chopped 10 Ounce, thawed (1 Package)
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted
  Feta cheese 1⁄2 Pound
  Phyllo pastry sheets 1⁄2 Pound
  Bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Eggs 3 , beaten
  Pot cheese 6 Ounce

Saute onion in olive oil for 5 minutes.
Add spinach, from which as much water as possible has been drained.
Simmer with the onion over a low flame, stirring occasionally, until most of moisture is evaporated.
Crumble feta cheese into small pieces.
Add pot cheese and blend well.
Add beaten eggs and mix well.
Toss bread crumbs into spinach onion mixture and add to cheese.
Stir until well blended.
With buttered phyllo sheets, make the triangle puffs as instructed in recipe for CHEESE PUFFS.
If spinach rolls are preferred, cut the sheets of phyllo pastry into quarters.
Refrigerate 3 quarters, and cover the 1 quarter with a lightly dampened towel.
Brush each quarter sheet well with melted butter.
Place 1 tablespoon of the spinach cheese 1 inch from narrow edge of sheet.
Fold the inch margin over mixture; fold long edges in toward middle.
Butter again and roll compactly to end.
Bake the spanakopetes in a 425 degree oven for 20 minutes or until golden browned, turning once.
Allow to cool about 5 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3361 Calories from Fat 2212

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 250 g385.3%

Saturated Fat 128.9 g644.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1156.4 mg385.5%

Sodium 4724.1 mg196.8%

Total Carbohydrates 187 g62.2%

Dietary Fiber 14.5 g58%

Sugars 26.9 g

Protein 113 g225.6%

Vitamin A 656.8% Vitamin C 158.2%

Calcium 189.8% Iron 126.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spinach Cheese Puffs Recipe