Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Greece - Spanakopita

I've tried lots of greek foods before so I wanted to find something new. This spinach pie looks delicious and I've been wanting to try spinach in a new way. I hope it tastes as good as it looks!

Ingredients:


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 pounds spinach
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 6 sheets phyllo dough
  • 1/4 cup olive oil



Chop up the garlic, onion and green onions.



Saute them in 3 tablespoons of oil.



When they're soft add the spinach and stir in until the spinach has wilted. It'll take about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.



In a bowl lightly beat the two eggs and then add the cheeses. I also added some pepper.




Mix them up!



Add the spinach mixture and combine them.




Now grease a dish and add the filo pastry to it. One sheet at a time brushing with oil after every layer. 3 on the bottom.


Then add the filling.



Fold over the filo pastry and add 3 more sheets on top brushing with oil as you go until it's all covered up.




Bake in an oven at Gas mark 4 for 30-40 minutes.




Then serve and eat hot.



Mine was a bit runnier than I'd have liked but it tasted great! The cheeses had melted together to make a smooth, creamy filling which went really well with the pastry. In my opinion it tastes even more delicious than it looks ^_^


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