Spanakopita is a famous Greek Pie. It’s flaky on the top with a delicious spinach, feta cheese filling. Pastry sheet gives a nice crispness to the dish. This can be served as a side dish with meat or a main dish with some salad.
I called a friend when I chose to do Greek dishes as she always made her family Greek dishes for potlucks. She shared me this delicious recipe.
Simply replace egg with flax meal to make this a vegetarian dish. (1 tablespoon flax meal and 3tablespoons water for each egg)
Sending this recipe to our BM #109, week 3 day 2 under Countries by Alphabet where I’m doing Greek dishes.
Preparation Time: 2o minutes
Cook Time : 1 hour
Makes : 6 pieces
For the Crust:
Puff Pastry sheet : 1 package thawed
Extra virgin Olive oil : 1/2 cup
Baby Spinach : 2 cups
Parsley : 1 cup finely chopped
Onion : 1 large finely chopped
Garlic : 2 cloves minced
Extra virgin olive oil : 1 tablespoon
Eggs : 3
Feta Cheese: 1 1/4 cups crumbled
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
In a large bowl, add all the ingredients listed under for filling and mix well to combine.
Unroll the pastry sheet, roll it a little. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and place the pastry sheet in the pan, apply olive oil generously, evenly spread the filling over the sheet. fold rest of the sheet and cover the filling.
Gently press the sheet to close the edges. Bake for 1 hour or until the crust is golden. Let it rest for 5 minutes before cutting.
Serve immediately. The left overs can be refrigerated for 2-3 days.