Spanakopita – Spinach and Feta cheese pie5 comments Jun 20th, 2010 | By Tobias | Category: Bread and Baking, Recipes, Starters
This classic Greek dish is very popular throughout the country. It is often eaten as a snack and you can find it in every bakery. I would even say it is a common as a slice of Pizza in other places.
In taverns it is served as Mezze or first course to accompany a glass of wine or Ouzo.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
baking time: 60 minutes
- 250 gram of feta cheese
- 500 gram of fresh spinach
- a packet of filo pastry
- 1 hand full of chopped dill
- a red onion finely chopped
- 3 eggs
- 2 cloves of garlic
- some olive oil
- salt and pepper
Defrost the filo pastry.
Wash the spinach and dry it in a spinner. Cut it into stripes and put it in a big bowl.
Peel and chop the garlic and the onion. Chop the dill. add all to the spinach. Add 2 eggs and crumble the feta cheese into the bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix all well.
Spread half of the filo pastry into an oiled baking form. Spread out some oil in between the sheets. Make sure that your form is not too big, the sheets should exceed the form at the sides.
Place the filling in the middle of the baking tray and spread it out. Now cover the filling with the remaining sheets. Make sure you spread some oil in between the sheets. Fold the ends of the upper sheets with the ends of the lower sheets so the filling is enclosed.
Whip the remaining egg in a small bowl and spread it over the filo. Bake for 60 minutes at 180 degrees centigrade.