Spanakopita

                                     From Wikipedia :
 
     "Spanakopita (ˌspćnəˈkɒpɪtə/; Modern Greek:
      σπανακόπιτα, from σπανάκι, spanáki, spinach, and
      πίττα, pítta, pie) or spinach pie is a Greek savory pastry
      in the burek family with a filling of chopped spinach, feta
      cheese ...., onions or scallions, egg, and seasoning. The
      filling is wrapped or layered in phyllo (filo) pastry with
      butter and/or olive oil, either in a large pan from which
      individual servings are cut, or rolled into individual
      triangular servings ...   Spanakopita is golden in color
      when baked, the color often enhanced by butter and egg
      yolk.
 

     Spanakopita! ( Greek Spinach Pie)


     There are a couple of interesting ways to make this wonderful meal or side dish. First you
     can make it like Tiropites into triangles or secondly as a pie or in a casserole.

          Basic Ingredients:

     4 eggs

     10 full sheets of filo pastry

     14 ounces of feta

     1 cup chopped parsley

     1 1/2 cups onion

     1/2 cup crushed garlic

     1 cup chopped dill

     salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste

     olive oil and butter

     1 1/2 cups thinly sliced Leeks

     33 ounces of baby spinach

     1/2 cups sliced green onions

     12x 8" pan

       Bake at 375 degrees F. for about 40 minutes or more

 

 
   

     sauté all the onions in a combination of olive
     oil and butter
 

     until the onions become translucent
   
   

     chop dill
 

     chop parsley
   
   

     for a little fun... adding olive oil from Sparta!
 

     'wilting' the baby spinach takes time as only
     so much can be added to even a large pan
     until it shrinks enough to add more
 
   
   

     Laying out 5 full sheets of filo dough buttering
     in between
 

    adding parsley to the cooked spinach
   
   

     adding dill! Can you have too much dill... nope!
 

     adding the eggs!
   
   

     crumble into the bowl 14 ounces of Greek feta
     cheese!
 

     you can cover and save to cook later!

     Bake at 375 degrees F. for about 40 minutes
     or more
 
   
   
  

 

     Once baked, the Spanacopita makes a
     wonderful side dish or a meal in and of itself!

 

 

                               OPA!