We've got a new local dairy (in such a small country, local also means national), that makes some of the best cheeses (and soy milk and soy puddings). This recipe really showcases their ricotta and feta cheeses. This is a great vegetarian dish to serve, we usually have some kind of variation after the Yom Kippur fast day. I also like to add some za'atar in with the oregano.
The secret to my spanakopita is 3 kinds of onion - red onion, spring onions and leek. If you are lacking one, just add more of the others, but this is the 'secret ingredient' to an excellent pie. Enjoy!
If your family is sitting on the fence about spinach, you will want to give this recipe a try! This casserole will melt in your mouth and will convince your family that spinach should be served much more often! This is a "Company Worthy" recipe that will satisfy the most discriminating. Hope you enjoy it!
When I'm having an 'Italian' cooking night, I love to make this. It was originally from an Australian Womens Weekly 'Italian' cook book. I've used both fresh & frozen spinach and works fine either way. This is great as a starter to an Italian meal or themed dinner. Serves 4 as a meal with a salad, herb or garlic bread or Serves 6 as an entrée (starter) to a main meal.
I was originally given this gratin recipe by a friend, and it was delicious. But, I couldn't leave well enough alone and have tweaked the recipe this way and that, and I really think it's fantastic - you let me know.