Spanakopitas (#2129)

Serves
Ready
60
1
Hours
Prep
Cook
40
Minutes
20
Minutes
Categories
Appetizers Greek
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Ingredients

Filling

  • 2 tablespoons Butter or oil
  • 1 pound Frozen Spinach thawed
  • 3 green Scallions, Spring Or Green Onions sliced
  • 3 tablespoons Parsley Leaves fresh, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Dill Weed chopped fresh
  • 1/2 pounds Feta Cheese crumbled
  • 3 large Eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 Salt And Black Pepper to taste

Pastry

  • 1 pound Phyllo (Filo) Pastry Sheets
  • 1/2 pounds Butter melted

Directions

  1. In butter or oil, sauté green onion until soft. Meanwhile, squeeze out excess moisture from spinach and chop by hand or in food processor.
  2. Combine green onion with spinach and remaining filling ingredients in bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Lay out the phyllo sheets, covering them with waxed paper and a damp towel.
  4. Take out two sheets at a time and keep the rest covered.
  5. Brush melted butter onto top sheet of each pair.
  6. Cut each double-sheet crosswise into equal strips, about 2 1/2 inches wide.
  7. Place 1 teaspoon of the filling 1" from the end (nearest you) of each strip.
  8. Fold the strips back over the filling so the bottom edge meets the left edge, forming a right angle.
  9. Continue folding back at right angles to make a triangular shape.
  10. Place on baking sheets and keep covered until all are ready to bake.
  11. Bake in a 350° f (180° c) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and crisp, turning once.
  12. Note- spanakopitas may be frozen before baking. When ready to bake, separate while still frozen, spead on baking sheets, and bake as above, allowing an extra 10 minutes baking time.
  13. Source: The food of greece by vilma liacouras chantiles. Avenel books, new york.
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