Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)
 
the gourmet connection 
 
cost: $$ ; preparation time: 30 minutes 
difficulty level: 4 ; servings: 8 
 
2 lb.  spinach, washed & chopped
1/4 cup  scallions, chopped
1/4 cup  fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup  fresh dill, chopped
1 tsp  salt
1/4 cup  olive oil
1/2 cup  onions, chopped
1 lb.  feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup  parmesan cheese, grated
2   eggs, beaten
1/2 cup  butter, melted
14   filo dough sheets
 
shred spinach and mix with scallions, parsley, dill, and salt. let stand 
10 minutes. squeeze out moisture by the handful. heat olive oil in a large 
skillet and saute onions until transparent, about 5 minutes. stir in 
spinach and cheeses. remove from heat and cool, stirring occasionally, to 
room temperature. beat eggs in with a wooden spoon. brush bottom and sides 
of a 13x9x2-inch baking dish with melted butter. line the dish with a 
sheet of filo, pressing the edges of pastry firmly into the corners, and 
against the sides of the dish. brush surface of filo with melted butter, 
spreading it all the way to the outside edges and lay another sheet of 
filo on top. repeat until you have used 7 layers of filo in all. spread 
spinach mixture evenly over last layer of filo and smooth it into the 
corners. place another sheet of filo on top, brush with butter and repeat, 
layering with remaining filo. turn edges over to form a crust. brush the 
top with the remaining butter. bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour or until the 
pastry is crisp and delicately browned. cut into squares and serve hot. 
 
 
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(ID: 4146) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Tue, Jan 4, 2005


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