I realized I needed to share some of my favorite Greek recipes seeing as my Grandma lives in Greece and I too am Greek. She has shown my family so many authentic recipes that are just delicious.
Spanakopitas being one of my favorites! I went home to visit this last weekend for my baby shower and to see my family. My mom and I decided to crank out some Spanakopitas for dinner!
yield: 24 spanakopitas
3 (9 oz.) boxes frozen spinach, thawed
1 1/3 cup green onion chopped
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
3 cups feta cheese, crumbled
¼ cup dried parsley
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp salt
¼ cup olive oil
1 package Phyllo Dough-Thawed at room temperature **Very important it is completely at room temperature to work with**
Now to better help you make these, I am going to do my best at step-by-step instructions. I wrote these instructions myself, so if they don’t make sense, email me and I will help you as best as I can.
3. Spray 2 cookie sheets with Pam and preheat oven to 370 F
4. Cut phyllo sheets in half length wise. Be very careful. This is very fragile dough and will break easily if not handled with care. With the dough you aren’t using right away, cover with a light towel, lightly wet hands and pat towel to keep them from drying out. You don’t want to much water on the towel though because it will ruin your dough.
5. Layer 3 layers of phyllo dough, spreading a light amount of oil on each of the phyllo strips to hold them together.
6. Place a spoonful of spinach mixture onto a corner of the dough.
7. Fold up according to the chart below, to create a triangle.
8. Place on pan so that they are not touching one another. You should be able to get about 12 spanakopitas on a pan. Something along the lines of the picture below. Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of the pan, but this should give you an idea of how to place them on the cookie sheet.
9. Mix one egg with a little bit of water until completely blended. Using a pastry brush, spread a little bit of the egg mixture over each spanakopita.
10. Bake at 370 for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top.