Sunday, April 27, 2008

Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

Delicious Spanakopita

12- Sheet's of Phyllo Pastry.

Vegetable or olive oil cooking spray.

3- clove's of garlic-minced.

4-Tablespoons-olive oil.

40-ounces-Spinach frozen and chopped.

1 cup-Chopped Parsley--fresh.

4-Whole-Green Onion--finely chopped.

1 Teaspoon-Dried Dill Weed.

1/4 Teaspoon-Nutmeg.

1/2 Teaspoon-Salt.

1/2 Teaspoon- Pepper.

1 cup-Cottage Cheese.

2-Whole Egg whites.

4-ounces-Feta Cheese-Crumbled.

Thaw and drain the 4 10 oz. packages of spinach.

In a small bowl,Mince 2 clove's of garlic, add 4 Tablespoons of olive oil. Set aside.

To make the filling,squeeze the spinach between your hands to remove most of the liquid.

Place in a bowl or a food processor. Add the parsley,green onions,dill,nutmeg,salt,pepper,and the remaining 1 clove of garlic (minced).Stir in the cottage cheese,egg whites,and feta. Combine well. Lightly coat a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Lay one sheet's of phyllo in the bottom of the dish.Spray lightly with cooking spray and cover with another sheet of phyllo dough. Brush that sheet with the garlic-olive oil mixture.Layer a total of four sheets,coating each with oil mixture.Spread half the filling over the prepared phyllo dough.Lay another sheet of dough over the filling and coat lightly with oil mixture,repeat 4 times.Layer remaining spinach filling on dough.Continue layering phyllo over the filling,coating each sheet with oil.

When finished ,brush the surface with olive oil.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Bake for 40 Min. until golden.




Autumn said...

This looks amazingly good!!!!
I want to try it out. =)
You might like to check out my mom's recipe blog. If you would like, I can give you the link.

Three Sisters Blog said...

It looks and sounds delicious!