Mom's Spanakopita Recipe

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Mom's Spanakopita

Christine Wickham

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@ChristineWickham

Growing up in a relatively large Greek family, no function was complete without my mom's spanakopita (spinach pie).

Alternately, you can make spanakopita triangles by cutting phyllo into 2" strips, putting a spoonfull of the spinach mixture at one end and then folding the phyllo like a flag.

I wouldn't recommend the "alternate ending" to anyone working with phyllo for the first time. Practice definitely makes perfect.

Enjoy!


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Comments:

Serves:

a lot

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

3 pkg
frozen, chopped spinach
1/2-3/4 lb
crumbled feta cheese
8 oz
ricotta cheese
8 oz
cottage cheese, small curd
6
finely chopped scallions and greens
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
pepper
1 pkg
phyllo dough
4
eggs mixed together
1 c
melted butter (for brushing purposes)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Drain water from spinach
2
Mix cheeses with spinach
3
Add scallions & eggs (mix together)
4
Place 9 sheets of phyllo dough on the bottom of a large baking pan. (I've always used a 9"x13" glass baking dish. Alternate one sheet of dough, one brushed layer of butter, so on and so forth until 9 sheets are in the pan.
5
Add spinach mixture.
6
Top the layer of spinach with 7 phyllo sheets. Again, alternate with phyllo, then butter, then phyllo etc. Top layer should be buttered.
7
Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees.
8
Cut with hot, sharp, clean knife in squares or cut at an angle for diamond shapes.

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