Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Spanakopita Pie

Don't you love it when someone says, "I don't like 'X', but I love it when you use 'X' in this dish!" I have had this experience three times: first with broccoli noodles ( JM isn't especially fond of broccoli), then with eggplant Parmesan (eggplant reminds JM too much of mushrooms), and now I've gotten him to eat cooked spinach with this recipe. This is a Harmony original recipe, adapted from several Spanakopita recipes and then converted into a pie because the first time I made this we couldn't find phyllo dough in the stores. JunkMale asked me to post this a long time ago, and it never happened, but the other day a friend of mine asked for the recipe. So here it is:

1 lb frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbs flour
3 eggs
4 oz feta cheese, crumbled
salt and pepper to taste
mozzarella cheese (optional)

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350F. Saute onion in oil until it softens. Squeeze all the water out of the spinach, then add to the pan with the Tbs flour and garlic. Crack the eggs in a bowl, then add the feta cheese. Add the spinach mixture and mix well.

Mix the flour and salt in your pie pan. Add the wet ingredients and mix with a fork until well combined (you might need to add a touch more flour). Use the fork to spread the dough out to form a crust. Pour in the spinach mixture. Top with mozzarella cheese if desired. Bake for 30 minutes, or until done.

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  • JunkMale

    Goes great with hummus and pita too, not surprisingly. I lament in that I do not think we have hummus at home.

  • Alan

    Cheese: the magic ingredient that makes everything better.

  • Sherry

    I am so sorry I took the hummus home, thinking since Laura & Nick like it & you guys haven't eaten it in a month, I would have it for you when you com e this weekend, with pita chips. Bring the spanikopita & we can enjoy it all together.

  • JunkMale

    Oh, it's okay. I had totally forgotten that you had left hummus in our fridge. Better to take it and have someone eat it then have it go bad at our house.

    I don't think the spanakopita will exist in its current form by this weekend ;)