Easy Greek Spanakopita Recipe
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
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Serves: 6
  • 600 g spinach fresh shoots or tender leaves
  • 260 g feta cheese
  • 16 sheets filo (or phyllo) dough or a dozen if they are really large
  • 2 green onions scallions (or white 4 onions)
  • 30g flat leaf parsley
  • a few sprigs of dill
  • 2 eggs
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • a pinch of Grated nutmeg (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Fry the chopped onion (white) in a little oil 5 minutes. Wash then saute the spinach in a frying pan or saute with the onion and mix for a few minutes while they "fall" and lose a little water. Drain and cut with a knife.
  2. Crumble the feta in a salad bowl then add the spinach, chopped herbs (including the Green of the new Onion), The New onion and mix. Stir in eggs, salt and pepper.
  3. Brush a pie mold a cooking tray or a large cake pan with few spoons of olive oil (I used two 18 cm molds, but you can opt for a rectangular bigger mold 30 cm long approximately). Lay a sheet of filo dough (if the mold is small, cut it in half) and brush it with olive oil. Keep the rest of the leaves well covered as they dry quickly. Do the same with 8 other sheets(they will protrude from the mold, this is normal).
  4. Then spread the stuffing and cover with the rest of the filo dough sheets, laid one by one and brushed each time with olive oil. Fold the edges of dough that are outside on the cake, brush again with oil.
  5. Bake in the oven for forty minutes. The dough should Brown and become crispy. Leave to cool, then gently remove and serve with a salad.
Recipe by SmartSexyPaleo at https://smartsexypaleo.com/easy-spanakopita-recipe-traditional-greek-spinach-pie/