Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spanakopita Recipe w/ Video


1 Large Leek cleaned and diced
3/4 c Scallions cleaned and chopped
1 Med Onion diced
1 TB xvoo
2 Boxes frozen Spinach (thawed and squeeze out excess water)
3/4 c Crumbled Feta cheese
1/4 c Parmesan cheese
2 TB Fresh chopped Dill
3/4 tsp Gound Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
1tsp Kosher Salt
1/4 tsp Ground pepper

5 Sheets fillo dough (room temp..Keep covered with damp cloth to avoid drying)
3 Tb Melted unsalted butter

1 Egg yolk
2 TB Milk

Get pan nice and hot...add the oil and the leeks, scallions, and onions. Turn heat down to medium and sautee till tender. Set aside and cool. In a bowl add the spinach, feta, parmesan, dill, spices, egg, and cooled onion mixture. Mix well.

Preheat oven to 400. Grease 9 inch round baking dish with non-spray or butter. On a flat surface carefully place a fillo sheet down. With a pastry brush paint on the butter. Start from the center of the dough using outward brush strokes only. Lay the buttered fillo sheet into the dish with 2 inches overhanging the side. R epeat steps with the fillo... turning pan 1/4 turn with each additon of fillo making a total of 5 sheets. Add the spinach filling. Fold overhanging fillo inward all the way around to make the top crust. Mix the yolk and milk togethert in a bowl. Carefully brush on top of the pie. Place on center rack of oven and bake for 40 min at 425 or until golden brown .... Serve hot or cold ... ~ ENJOY~ :)~


Unknown said...

Tina?! what is TB and vxoo or leek?
Looks really spinach

Landlady of Fat said...

awesome video!

damn that looks tasty! LOL

Chef TinaMarie said...

L thanx for stopping by, and hope you try the recipe!

Xvoo = eXtra Virgin Olive Oil
TB = Tablespoon
Leeks look like large scallions and are a member of the onion family... When using them you need to rinse well and cut off about 4 inches of the green from the top and discard or use in a stock...

Chef TinaMarie said...

Thanx T... Coming form you that's a real compliment! :)