Recipe by JIM GILBERT AKA JIMI C
This is an authentic greek recipe' that i thought i would share with the community. it is a family recipe the we have enjoyed for many years. i hope you guys like it as well as we do.
Top Review by mikeaff
Outstanding take on a classic. There as many spanokopita recipies as there are Greek families. This is a great one. Try it with half spinach and half dandelion greens for something even more rustic.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 bunch green onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 lbs spinach, rinsed and chopped
- 1⁄2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1⁄2 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 8 sheets phyllo dough
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
Directions See How It's Made
- 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil a 9x9 inch square baking pan.
- Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion, green onions and garlic, until soft and lightly browned. Stir in spinach and parsley, and continue to saute until spinach is limp, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, ricotta, and feta. Stir in spinach mixture. Lay 1 sheet of phyllo dough in prepared baking pan, and brush lightly with olive oil. Lay another sheet of phyllo dough on top, brush with olive oil, and repeat process with two more sheets of phyllo. The sheets will overlap the pan. Spread spinach and cheese mixture into pan and fold overhanging dough over filling. Brush with oil, then layer remaining 4 sheets of phyllo dough, brushing each with oil. Tuck overhanging dough into pan to seal filling.
- Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until golden brown. Cut into squares and serve while hot.