A scrumptious pastry that is filled with a mixture of spinach and feta cheese.
scallions, spring or green onions
salt and black pepper
phyllo (filo) pastry sheets
In butter or oil, sauté green onion until soft.
Meanwhile, squeeze out excess moisture from spinach and chop by hand or in food processor.
Combine green onion with spinach and remaining filling ingredients in bowl. Mix well and set aside.
Lay out the phyllo sheets, covering them with waxed paper and a damp towel.
Take out two sheets at a time and keep the rest covered.
Brush melted butter onto top sheet of each pair.
Cut each double-sheet crosswise into equal strips, about 2½ inches wide.
Place 1 teaspoon of the filling 1" from the end (nearest you) of each strip.
Fold the strips back over the filling so the bottom edge meets the left edge, forming a right angle.
Continue folding back at right angles to make a triangular shape.
Place on baking sheets and keep covered until all are ready to bake.
Bake in a 350℉ (180℃) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and crisp, turning once.
The Food of Greece by Vilma Liacouras Chantiles. Avenel Books, New York.