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Spanakopita (flaky Spinach And Feta Cheese Pie)
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Recipe Intro From nash1sh

This recipe is featured in our Weekly Meal Planner here!

My first go at spanakopita aka spinach pie was a success -@nash1sh

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Ingredients:
2 pounds fresh spinach, Cleaned and coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1/2 for brushing
2 1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese
2 eggs beaten
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh dill
1/2 bunch scallions finely chopped(only use white and light green parts)
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 tablespoon grated nutmeg (optional)
1 roll of store brand phyllo dough(dough dries quickly don’t open until ready for assembly)


Directions for filling:
In a large pan sauté spinach. Cook about 5 minutes or until all the spinach has wilted. Do not over cook. Place cooked spinach in colander and press out as much liquid as possible. Place spinach in large bowl and set aside to cool.
In the same pan(dried) sauté scallions about 5 minutes. Pour scallions in bowl with spinach to cool. After spinach and scallion have cooled add eggs, feta, nutmeg, parsley, dill and salt. Fold mixture together.


Directions for assembly:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place parchment paper across large baking sheet. On a clean surface oil 1 sheet of phyllo dough with brush. Place another sheet of dough on top of oiled sheet and brush with oil. Repeat 3 times. Cut dough widthwise into 6 even strips.


Spoon about 1 tablespoon of filling onto the bottom end of one strip. Take bottom corner of the dough strip and fold across diagonally to the other side of the strip forming a triangle. Keep folding the filled dough across into triangles until you get to the end of the dough strip. Place spanakoptia triangle on baking sheet.


Repeat process with the rest of the dough and filling. Brush tops spanakopita triangles with oil and place in oven for 25 mins or until golden brown.