Spanakopita
Author: WtcLyhugHeA
Spanakopita is a delicious cheese and spinach pie which is very easy to make!
Ingredients
  • 500 g (1 lb) spinach, de-stalked, washed and chopped
  • 150 g (5 oz) feta cheese
  • 150 g (5 oz) chopped white onion, e.g. spring onions (scallions)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • ½ tsp chopped dill
  • 4 sheets of phyllo (filo) pastry
  • 1 bag of spanners and a pita bread (just kidding :-))
  • Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Blanch the spinach for 2 minutes with 50 ml (3 tbsp) of boiling water. Drain, refresh with cold water, and allow to drain.
  2. Squeeze the excess water from the spinach by pressing it firmly between two plates.
  3. Place the spinach in a large bowl together with the beaten egg, the feta, onions, parsley and dill. Add freshly ground black pepper and mix well.
  4. Brush the base of a 9″ (23 cm) flan dish with olive oil. Add a sheet of phyllo pastry, allowing it to hang over the sides. Brush the sheet on the inside of the dish lightly with olive oil.
  5. Repeat for the remaining 3 sheets of phyllo, being sure to place each one at a different angle.
  6. Add the cheese and spinach mixture and spread evenly.
  7. Fold over the top phyllo sheet and brush lighly with olive oil. Repeat for the remaining phyllo sheets.
  8. Bake in the oven at 190°C for 35 minutes.
  9. Serve warm! (And see if it lasts more than 1 day!)
Calories: 123 Fat: 7.0 Sugar: 1.9 Fiber: 1.9 Protein: 6.0 Cholesterol: 37.1
Titli's Tips
Allow to cool slightly before cutting. You can double the quantity of filling if you wish to make a thicker pie. The same filling can also be rolled up in phyllo pastry triangles (like samosas) to make individual snack pies.
Recipe by Titli's Busy Kitchen at http://titlisbusykitchen.com/recipe/spanakopita