Spanakopitas

Greece's most famous culinary export

Note: Spanikopitas freeze very well. To retrieve and eat, put into a 375 degree F. oven for about 15 minutes until golden in colour. The larger ones take about 35 to 40 minutes to cook. When freezing, put the triangles into airtight containers which are then placed on cookie sheets.

INGREDIENTS:
  • 3 12oz packages frozen chopped spinach
  • 1½ cups chopped onion (1 large onion)
  • 2¼ cups feta cheese
  • 2¼ cups minced parsley
  • 1 tbsp dill
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 box filo pastry
YIELD: about 100 small triangles
COURSE: Appetizers Tapas Meze
CUISINE: Greek
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Sauté onion, and combine with the rest of the ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Cut the filo pastry into 6 equal sections for small triangles, or 4 equal sections for larger (dinner) triangles (use 2 layers of filo pastry for the larger ones, with butter and dill brushed between the layers). Use half melted butter and half olive oil for brushing on the filo pastry.