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Spanakopita Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mary Brown
Added: Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 c. olive oil
1 c. finely chopped onion
1/2 c. finely chopped green onion
4 # fresh spinach, washed, drained well, and finely chopped
1/2 c. fresh chopped dill, or 2 T dried
1/2 c. finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp. salt
pepper to tatse
2/3 c. milk
1 # feta cheese, crumbled
8 eggs, lightly beaten
1 # melted butter
32 sheets filo pastry (1 #)

Directions:
Directions:
Saute onions scallions in oil until soft. Stir in spinach, cover tightly and cook 5 minutes. Add dill, parsley, salt and pepper and cook uncovered,. shaking pan constantly until most of the liquid is cooked off.Transfer spinach to a large bowl...when cooled add milk, cheese, and eggs. Mix well.
Butter a 12x 7 inch baking dish. Layer 9 sheets of filo each brushed with melted butter. Spread spinach cheese mixture over filo. Cover with 8 more layers filo, buttering each layer as you go.
Bake at 300 degrees until delicately browned. Cut into squares and serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12-16
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Don't be intimidated by the amount of time needed to prepare Spanikopita. It will be well worth it! Fresh herbs and spinach make all the difference in this wonderful side dish.

 

 

 

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