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Description

Spanakopita, otherwise known as Greek spinach pie, is a traditional Greek savory pastry. Traditionally spanakopita is made with thin flaky sheets of phyllo dough and a spinach filling featuring feta cheese, onions, parsley, and egg. Spanakopita can be made either as a savory pastry sachet or as a pie. This recipe for spanakopita follows the latter preparation with a phyllo crust sandwiching the spinach filling on the top and bottom.

Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • 1 onions (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (diced)
  • 600 grams spinach
  • 1 handful fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 350 grams feta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 package phyllo pastry
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Directions

  1. In a heavy-bottomed pot, heat up some oil and saute together the onion and garlic until softened.
  2. Add the spinach with whatever water is still on their leaves after washing them. Cover and simmer on low heat for a few minutes until wilted.
  3. Let this mixture cool and then stir in the parsley, feta, and eggs. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  5. Choose a baking tray slightly smaller than the phyllo sheets and baste with olive oil.
  6. Moisten 2 kitchen towels and lay the phyllo pastry between them.
  7. Lay a phyllo sheet in the baking tray, basting it with oil and letting the sides hang over the edges. Repeat with 2 more phyllo sheets, basting each one.
  8. Fill with the sauteed mixture you made earlier.
  9. Cover with another 3 layers of phyllo, basting with oil each sheet.
  10. Roll down the edges of the phyllo dough.
  11. Baste the top of the dish and sprinkle on the sesame seeds.
  12. With the tip of a knife, trace the portions so that when you later cut the baked pastry it does not break.
  13. Bake 25 minutes or until golden.
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NutritionView more

710Calories
Sodium78%DV1880mg
Fat52%DV34g
Protein57%DV29g
Carbs25%DV74g
Fiber24%DV6g

PER SERVING *

Calories710Calories from Fat310
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat34g52%
Saturated Fat16g80%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol185mg62%
Sodium1880mg78%
Potassium1110mg32%
Protein29g57%
Calories from Fat310
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate74g25%
Dietary Fiber6g24%
Sugars5g10%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.