Spanakopita

 

These individual Greek spinach pies are easy to prepare and they make great appetizers.  I served them with Greek Beef Stew over Minted Orzo with Baklava for dessert.  Mmmm!  No problem getting these fellas to eat spinach that day, I assure you, and requests have made for round two from my youngest.

Ingredients:

10 sheets of phyllo dough, thawed according to package directions

3/4 c. melted butter

1 lb. baby spinach.  You could use frozen, but make sure you squeeze all of the water out of it before laying on the phyllo

1/2 tsp. grated nutmeg

Salt to taste

1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

2 cloves minced garlic

2 T olive oil

2 cups Feta cheese crumbles

Method:

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Generously grease a baking sheet with melted butter.

Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium to high heat.  Saute garlic until translucent and toss in baby spinach.   Cook until wilted.  Cool.  Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.  Stir in cheese.

Lay out one sheet of phyllo and brush with melted butter.  Repeat.  Cut horizontally into six even strips.  Drop one rounded teaspoon of the spinach mixture at the top end of each strip.

Fold over to form a triangle.  Fold again to opposite corner to form another triangle, as if you were folding a flag, until you reach the end of the phyllo strip.

Repeat until all of the spinach is used.

Brush phyllo triangles with butter and bake until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Comments

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    Jocelyn
    March 12, 2011

    I love, love, love spanakopita! One of my absolute favorites – as in if I could only eat 10 things for the rest of my life it would be one of them! 😉

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    edibletapestry
    March 16, 2011

    They are very easy to make.
    lol Jocelyn. I don’t mind spinach and it’s very nutritious but it would not be included in any of the top 10 foods I love to eat. Let’s see…chocolate, coffee, mushrooms, beef, pancakes, cheese, white chocolate, pound cake, Eggs Benedict, chicken salad croissants, crullers…oops, that’s more than 10, but nope, no spinach. 😉

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