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    How To Make Spanakopita

    Molly53
    Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:13 pm
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    Debbie R.
    Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:47 am
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    This is another Greek dish I absolutely love. Talk about a painless way to eat spinach. And they are extremely inexpensive at our Greek drive-thru's.
    Molly53
    Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:35 pm
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    Debbie R. wrote:
    This is another Greek dish I absolutely love. Talk about a painless way to eat spinach. And they are extremely inexpensive at our Greek drive-thru's.
    Oooh! Greek DRIVE THROUGHS? I want one!
    Debbie R.
    Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:20 pm
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    Yes! It really spoils a person, I've got to warn you.
    Charly1950
    Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:39 pm
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    Has anyone learned how to make gf philo?
    Molly53
    Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:04 pm
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    Charly1950 wrote:
    Has anyone learned how to make gf philo?
    Click here for a recipe and directions, Charly: http://www.glutenfreeda.com/cooking_class-apr05.asp

    I'd like to invite you over to our Gluten Free forum. Click on TALK AND TIPS at the top of the page to get to it and the rest of our more than fifty forums available for your enjoyment.

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    Charly1950
    Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:25 pm
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    Thx fast reply
    Maya's Mama
    Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:10 am
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    Wow... I didn't think it was possible to make gf phyllo. Please let us know how it comes out. I'm very curious.
    Chef #1802684200
    Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:33 am
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    I got the following recipe at this page.
    http://www.gourmed.com/recipes/low-budget/spinach-pie-spanakopita

    This crispy flaky pastry stuffed with spinach, feta cheese, onions, and herbs is the traditional Greek spanakopita and it can be eaten as a savory treat any time of the day.
    Ingredients:
    For the filling

    1 kilo (2 pounds) fresh spinach
    1 bunch parsley
    1 bunch fresh mint
    7-8 spring onions
    1 kilo (2 pounds) feta cheese, mashed with fork or grated if hard
    2 eggs
    1 tsp pepper
    1 tsp powder nutmeg
    1/2 tsp salt (careful if feta cheese is salty)

    For the phyllo pastry

    1 packet (1/2 kilo - 1 pound) store bought phyllo pastry
    4 tbs extra virgin olive oil
    Procedure:
    Preheat oven at 180° C.
    Roughly chop spinach
    Finely chop parsley, mint
    Finely siice spring onions
    Mash feta
    Beat eggs
    1. Place spinach and aromatic herbs in a large bowl. Season. Squeeze with hands to remove excess liquids. Drain.

    2. Add feta cheese, beaten eggs and spices. Brush with oil a 30 cm (11 1/2 inch) diametre high baking dish.

    3. Divide phyllo sheets in two parts. Line one sheet flat in the bottom of the baking dish and fold it up on the sides. Repeat until 4-5 sheets are used, brushing each one as it is added.

    4. Add the filling. Trim the edges of the pastry, sticking out around the dish with a sharp knife.

    5. Cover with the rest of the phyllo sheets, brushing each one with oil. Cut the pastry in diagonal parallel lines, about 4 cm. (1 1/3 inch) apart and then cut it across to form diamond shapes.

    6. Bake for 50-60 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
    Maya's Mama
    Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:20 am
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    Thanks for sharing. That looks like an excellent recipe. You should post it
    duonyte
    Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:15 pm
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    Oh, this takes me back. It's been ages since I've made spanakopita. I used to work not that far from Greek Town, and a little Greek fast food place opened up in the shopping mall. It was my first experience with Greek food, and I just fell in love with all of it, and so immediately started making it. Spanakopital and galaktaboureko (sp?) is what I remember making first.
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