Recipe: Spanikopita

spanikopita

Spanikopita 

This traditional Greek spinach & feta cheese pie is perfect for pot lucks or feeding a crowd.

 2 lbs. fresh spinach leaves

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/2 cup chopped fresh dill

2 cups finely chopped green onions

1/2 tsp salt

¼ cup olive oil

3 cups chopped onion

1/4 tsp. coarse ground black pepper

1/2 lb. feta cheese, crumbled

14 filo leaves (thaw if using frozen)

3/4 cup clarified butter melted and cooled

Wash and clean the spinach. Discard the stems. Drain & cut the leaves into shreds.

Combine the spinach, parsley, dill, green onions and  salt in a bowl. Let stand for 15 minutes, then press out all of the liquid.

Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a skillet and saute the 3 cups of chopped onions until soft and transparent. Add the spinach mixture from step 2 and saute for a few more minutes. Add the feta cheese and black pepper.

Place each of 7 filo leaves in a buttered 10″ x 17″ x 2″ baking pan, brushing each leaf with melted clarified butter. Add the spinach mixture from step 3, spread into a thick layer then add remaining filo leaves, again brushing each leaf with melted clarified butter. Cut into 3″x 3″ pieces with a sharp knife.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown

  1. Let’s see… We love spinach. We love feta. What’s not to love about this recipe? This will be next on my list. The crust looks so light and flaky!

  2. it looks wonderful!

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