Spanakopita: Savory Greek Spinach Pie2014-03-24
- Yield : 5 individual pies
- Prep Time : 20m
- Cook Time : 25m
- Ready In : 55m
Spanakopita is a classic Greek pastry filled with spinach, feta cheese and onions. These rich pies are perfect served with tzatziki. You can serve it as an appetizer or a main dish.
Rolling these pastries may take some practice, but once you taste these I’m sure you prepare these often enough to become an expert!
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 bunch spinach
- 4 chopped green onions
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon fresh or 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta
- 5-10 sheets phyllo dough
Preheat your oven to 350 F. Prepare your baking sheet by brushing it with olive oil and set aside.
Remove the stems and clean spinach thoroughly before starting. Squeeze the leaves to remove the liquids from the plant and squeeze them until they appear wilted.
Chop the spinach and put in a large mixing bowl with the green onions, egg, dill and feta.
Mix until well combined. Get 1 or 2 phyllo sheets and lay them flat on your clean counter. Rub a little olive oil on each sheet and place 1/5 of your filling near the bottom of the sheets.
Fold in the sides of the sheets and then roll them up. Place on your baking sheet with the seam of your roll up facing down. Brush the top with a little bit of olive oil. Repeat 4 more times.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with tzatziki dip.