Spanakopita

Spanakopita

Greek spinach pie

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery
Serves
6-8

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 bunch spinach, finely chopped
12 spring onions, chopped
125ml vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
4 eggs, beaten
250g feta cheese, crumbled
250g cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper
20 sheets filo pastry

Method

  1. Combine spinach and spring onions in a large bowl.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil and gently fry onion until soft. Add to spinach mixture with eggs, feta and cheddar cheeses, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper and mix well.
  3. Stack filo sheets between 2 dry dish towels with a dampened towel on top. Lightly brush 1 sheet of filo pastry with oil and place in a greased baking dish, about 33 × 23 cm. Repeat until 10 sheets of filo have been used, brushing each with oil.
  4. Spread spinach mixture over filo. Cover with remaining sheets of filo pastry, brushing each with oil. Sprinkle water over top sheet of filo.
  5. Bake in a preheated moderate oven for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Using a sharp knife, cut into diamond shapes for serving.
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