Greek Spanakopita Triangles

Greek Spanakopita Triangles
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There is something to be said for combining Spinach with feta and ricotta cheese. The sensation that it creates is amazing. The Greek do know how to eat! The creaminess of ricotta and the saltiness of feta combine with earthy spinach to create a wholesome taste. Spanakopita is a Greek savory pastry belonging to the Burek family
Servings
8 servings
Servings
8 servings
Greek Spanakopita Triangles
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There is something to be said for combining Spinach with feta and ricotta cheese. The sensation that it creates is amazing. The Greek do know how to eat! The creaminess of ricotta and the saltiness of feta combine with earthy spinach to create a wholesome taste. Spanakopita is a Greek savory pastry belonging to the Burek family
Servings
8 servings
Servings
8 servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. 1Trim the stems of spinach and clean them well in cold water. I find that filling the kitchen sink with lots of water and then submerging and rinsing the spinach works well in cleaning out the mud and debris. Drain. Roughly chop and them place it in a steamer.
  2. 2Steam for 5-8 minutes or until the leaves are wilted.
  3. 3Drain. Squeeze out the excess water from the spinach. This step is extremely important to avoid a soggy filling. set aside.
  4. 4Take a skillet and heat 1 tsp of Olive oil and saute the onion until tender.
  5. 5Add the spring onions and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. 6Remove from heat and then add the spinach, herbs, cheeses and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper if required. You can taste it to see if it does not have enough salt from the feta cheese.
  7. 7Preheat the Oven to 350F (or 180C). Place the 3 sheets of filo at a time (keeping others covered to avoid drying out). Mix the butter and 2 tbsp Olive oil in a small bowl. Brush each sheet with butter mixture and lay on top of another.
  8. 8Cut into equal thirds lengthwise.
  9. 9Spoon a little filling on an angle at the end of the each strip. You don't want to be overzealous here with the portion since it will slip out later.
  10. 10Fold the pastry over to enclose the filling
  11. 11to form a triangle.
  12. 12Now take it upwards to form another triangle
  13. 13Repeat this process until you reach the end.
  14. 14You will have a small strip at the end
  15. 15which you can grease with little butter mixture and stick to the pastry.
  16. 16Brush the top lightly with butter mixture.
  17. Grease two baking sheets.Bake the triangles for 20-25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Don't count on leftovers! I assure you, you would be hard pressed to have any left!
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 715
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40 g 62 %
Saturated Fat 36 g 181 %
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 23 mg 8 %
Sodium 840 mg 35 %
Potassium 814 mg 23 %
Total Carbohydrate 64 g 21 %
Dietary Fiber 4 g 18 %
Sugars 5 g
Protein 17 g 35 %
Vitamin A 168 %
Vitamin C 75 %
Calcium 27 %
Iron 24 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

 

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