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Friday, March 07, 2008

Foodie Friday

In keeping with the 'Blast From the Past' theme this week, today's Foodie Friday is really a re-do of a former foodish post. Except I've removed all the snarky comments, and actually made it like a real recipe.

So, today's recipe is: Spanikopita. (AKA Spinach Pie)
You'll need:
9x13 inch pan
Olive Oil
3 pkgs. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained (squeeze out as much water as physically possible)
Four green onions, chopped (white bulb with green stems)
Six eggs
1C feta cheese
1/4 CParmesan cheese
6 oz. cottage cheese
1 box phyllo (filo) dough
1/4C fresh chopped dill or 1T dry dill

In a large pot, heat 3 TB olive oil. Add the chopped onions and dill.


Cook it until it you can smell it all through the house. (approx. 20 min.) Then let it cool away from the heat until you can handle it without burning yourself.

The next step is to combine the drained spinach, feta, Parmesan, and eggs with the onion/dill mixture.

Then you put a 3T of olive oil on the top and mix it in.

Next you need to line half of your pan (width-wise) with two sheets of phyllo (lengthwise), making sure it hangs over the end of the pan by about 1 1/2 inches. (It will hang over the other edges a bit also- which it should.) Then do the other half.



Pour the spinach mixture into the pan over the phyllo. When you're finished it will look like this: (That's my MIL's arm by the way)



Now fold over your edges.



Then add four sheets of phyllo on the top, two at a time.



When you're done with that, sprinkle the top with a few tablespoons of milk.



And then a bit of olive oil. (You can definitely use less!)



Bake it for 30 minutes at 425 degrees, then reduce the heat to 350 for one hour. If you're using fresh filo that you've made yourself, 45 minutes at 425F should be long enough to cook the inside and crisp up the top. So good!

When finished, it will be this spinachy, cheesy, golden brown goodness. Yum!!



Then you can thank the Prince's Mom for her mad cooking skillz, and JulieMom for sharing the Greekness. Enjoy!!

5 Comments:

  • WendyMom

    Yummy. I haven't made this in a while, but I love it so much- I think it's on the menu for the weekend!
    Thanks for the reminder! I may have to email you with "help" questions...

  • Michelle in Mx

    hmmmm I think I could do this!

  • Michelle in Mx

    PS. have you seen this?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWtNdruibBM

  • Mary

    oh my!!! Yum-O. Wendymom "thinks" I will ask if I can make these minus the onions, but she's wrong. Green onions are okay in small quantities, and feta makes it all good!

  • Joni

    I love spanikopita, but my picky husband won't eat it...

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