Spinach Pie (Spanakopita)
- 3 ½ lbs spinach
- 4-5 spring onions, chopped
- 3/4 lb feta cheese
- 2-3 eggs, beaten
- salt and pepper
- chopped parsley and dill
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1 lb filo pastry
Wash the spinach and chop
it finely. Add 1 tablespoon salt and rub it
in with the hands. Leave for an hour.
Squeeze it well. Add 1/3 cup olive oil, the
onions, the feta cheese crumbled, eggs,
parsley, dill and pepper. Take a buttered
baking pan 10'' X 14'' X 2'' and line with
one pastry sheet. Brush liberally with oil.
Add 6 more pastry sheets, brushing each with
oil. Fill with spinach mixture and cover
with more sheets of filo pastry. Brush the
top sheet with oil and carve the top three
sheets with a sharp knife into 3-inch strips
from one end of the pan to the other.
Sprinkle the top with water, to prevent the
pastry sheets from curling upwards. Bake the
spinach pie in a moderate oven for 40-45
minutes. Cool slightly and cut into squares.
Serve hot or cold. Makes 20 pieces.