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SPANAKOPITA WITH FETA (GREEK SPINACH PIE WITH FETA CHEESE)

Ingredients

  • 1 kilo Spinach rinsed
  • 1/2 cup Dill
  • 1/2 cup Parsley
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Medium size Onions diced
  • 1 Large Leek chopped I prefer using Leek
  • 1 1/2 cup Feta Cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Short White Grain Rice
  • 1 tablespoon of Sugar
  • 1 package of Phyllo Sheets or 2 Phyllo Dough
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon optional
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Take a large sauce pan and saute with olive oil the onions, and or leek, stir for a few minutes and add into the onions the spinach, dill, parsley, rice and stir. Toss in salt, pepper, sugar and cinnamon and let this boil for about 1/2 hour on low heat. Once the mixture is done, take a large bowl pour in the spinach mixture and let this cool off for a while. Add in to cooled of spinach mixture the milk, the eggs, olive oil and feta cheese. Mix and set aside.
  2. Start to add into a greased baking pan, one oiled brushed sheet at a time. Once half have been placed in the pan, add in the spinach mixture, then fold overhanging phyllo sheets inwards. Continue the process, when you have reached the last sheet brush oil and seal phyllo into pan.
  3. Baked at 180 degrees and until golden brown. Spanakopita can be eaten either hot or cold.
  4. Kali Orexi!!! 🙂