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Spanakopita 2

 
Spanakopita 2
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I make triangles and leave out the mizithra or cottage cheese (too wet for these). Great appetizers if you make them small.

Yield

8

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

1

hrs

Ready

1

hrs

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

1000 grams spinach
1 kg
1 medium onions
chopped
½ cup olive oil
1 cup scallions, spring or green onions
chopped
½ cup parsley leaves
chopped
2 teaspoons dill weed
chopped, or fennel
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
ground
*
½ cup mizithra cheese
or cottage cheese
*
1 cup feta cheese
well-crumbled
¼ cup kefalotiri cheese
finely grated (if unavailable, subsitute with parmesan)
*
4 large eggs
lightly beaten
1 x salt
*
1 x black pepper
freshly ground
*
10 sheets phyllo (filo) pastry sheets
*
1 x butter
melted
*

Directions

Wash spinach well and cut off any coarse stems.

Chop coarsely and put into a pan.

Cover and place over heat for 7 to 8 minutes shaking pan now and then or turning spinach so that juices can run out freely.

Drain well in colander, pressing occasionally with a spoon.

Gently fry onion in oil for 10 minutes, add spring onion and fry for further 5 minutes.

Place drained spinach with onion-oil mixture in a large mixing bowl.

Add herbs, nutmeg, cheeses and eggs and stir to combine.

Check saltiness of mixture, then add salt and pepper to taste.

Brush a 25 x 30 cm (10 x 12 inch) baking dish with butter and line with a sheet of fillo pastry.

Top with another 4 sheets, brushing each with butter.

Spread filling in pastry-lined dish and top with remaining fillo, brushing each sheet again with butter.

Trim edges if necessary and tuck pastry in on all sides.

Brush top lightly with butter and score top layer of pastry lightly into squares using a sharp knife or razor blade.

Sprinkle a little cold water on top to prevent pastry curling up.

Bake in a moderate oven for 45 minutes until puffed and golden brown.

Remove from oven and leave for 5 minutes before cutting into portions for serving.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

lynn in ma
Leicester, MA, United States
 over 5 years ago

I make triangles and leave out the mizithra or cottage cheese (too wet for these). Great appetizers if you make them small.

The recipe sounds delicious, and the photos look great. These yummy triangles are definitely my kind of food, I can just eat it all-day long...

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 over 5 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 213g (7.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 24476% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 348mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 14%
Sugars g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A 248% Vitamin C 73%
Calcium 25% Iron 26%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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