Spanakopita


Spanakopita is a Modern Greek word that means 'spinach pie'. I personally love working with phyllo dough because it has so much potential! This recipe is great because of the flavour and texture. Each triangle has a crisp flaky outside and a warm centre, filled with coarsely chopped spinach and my favourite- crumbled feta. This elegant appetizer is incredibly easy to make for the upcoming holidays, a recipe that will certainly impress family and friends!

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, finely chopped

1 package frozen spinach, defrosted and coarsely chopped

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1 tablespoon flour

1/2 cup feta, crumbled

2 eggs, beaten

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

several layers of phyllo pastry

1/2 cup butter, melted

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350f. In a medium-sized bowl, combine all ingredients except phyllo pastry and butter.

2. Roll out the pastry dough (it should be in layers of 3-4 sheets). Cut phyllo into strips and then brush with melted butter. Place 1 tablespoon of the mixture at the top of each strip. Fold up and over to begin the triangle and continue.

3. Brush the outside of each triangle with melted butter, flip and repeat. Bake for 15-18 minutes, turning once at the halfway point. Remove from oven once golden brown.

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