Greek Spinach pie with feta cheese (spanakopita)


Greek Spinach pie with feta cheese (spanakopita)
 
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Cuisine: Greek
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Classic traditional Greek recipe, spanakopita. Its a filo pastry pie, delicious for snak or starter. Lots of calories, beware!
Ingredients
  • 1 package pastry filo for pies
  • 1 pound of spinach
  • 100g butter, melted 1 cup olive oil in a bowl
  • 500g Feta cheese
  • 2 table spoonful cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan or Pecorino
  • 2 eggs
  • pepper

Instructions
  1. First of all, wash the spinach very well and put it in a boiling water for 5 minutes until soften.
  2. Drain well and put in a large bowl.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C
  4. Beat the eggs and add it to spinach
  5. Cut feta cheese with your hands in small pieces and put it also in the bowl with the Parmesan or pecorino and cream cheese.
  6. Seasoning with a little pepper.
  7. Mix all ingredients together and the stuffing is ready!
  8. Open the pastry and cover it with a wet towel. It will prevent the pastry to dry during the preparation.
  9. In a 35×25 pan bottom brush the pastry in between, one by one with the mixture of oil and butter.
  10. When you brush half of the pastry filo put the lovely stuffing and then add the other ones to finish.
  11. Bake the pie for one hour until golden brown.
I usually serve it with sour cream or yogurt.
Especially dedicated to Annamaria
Bon appétit

 

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