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Spanakopita Recipe

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This recipe for Spanakopita, by , is from Everybody Eats: Recipes from the Hartshorn, Jackson, Gomer, and Atkins Families, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Loeen Hartshorn Irons
Added: Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 lbs. spinach, washed and chopped
1/4 c. scallions, chopped
1/4 c. fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 c. fresh dill, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/4 c. olive oil
1/2 c. onions, chopped
1 lb. feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese, grated
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. butter, melted
14 filo dough sheets

Directions:
Directions:
Shred spinach and mix with scallions, parsley, dill, and salt. Let stand 10 minutes. Squeeze out moisture by hand.
Heat olive oil in large skillet and saute onions until transparent, about 5 minutes. Sitr in spinach and cheeses. Remove from heat and cool, stirring occasionally, to room temperature. Beat eggs in with a wooden spoon. Brush bottom and sides of a 9 X !3 inch baking dish with melted butter. Line the dish with a sheet of filo, pressing the edges of pastry firmly into the corners and against the sides of the dish. Brush surface of filo with melted butter, spreading it all the way to the outside edges and lay another sheet of filo on top. Repeat until you have used 7 layers of filo in all. Spread spinach mixture evenly over last layer of filo and smooth it into the corners. Place another sheet of filo on top, brush with butter, and repeat, layering with remaining filo. Turn edges over to form a crust. Brush the top with the remaining butter. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour or until the pastry is crisp and delicately browned. Cut into squares and serve hot.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12-15
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The is a good vegetarian main dish, or can be cut in smaller squares for an appetizer.

 

 

 

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