Spanakopita recipe (pastry with spinach)

Preparation time 1h 20min
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Today we bring your kitchen the most Mediterranean flavor of Spanakopita. This pastry with spinach, raisins and feta cheese is one of the most popular recipes in Greek cuisine. Easy to prepare, it is a great choice if you have to bring something to a meal with family or friends. Take not of the ingredients and let’s cook!

Ingredients

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6
sheets of filo pastry
1
large onion, very finely chopped
5cups
fresh spinach, washed and well drained
5tablespoons
Extra Virgin Olive OilExtra Virgin Olive Oil

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1cup
feta cheese
2
organic eggs
0.5teaspoon
nutmeg
0.5teaspoon
salt and pepper
0.5cup
basil or parsley leaves
1teaspoon
poppy seeds for decoration
1teaspoon
honey for decoration

Instructions

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1
Heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan and fry the onion with a pinch of salt for 5 minutes or until transparent.
2
Add the washed, drained spinach to the pan. Cook until soft.
3
Remove and drain the spinach, and put in a bowl. Add 2 eggs, the crumbled feta cheese, the chopped basil and nutmeg. Season.
4
Assemble the pastry for baking. Spread the base and sides of the baking tin with a little oil.
5
Place the sheets of filo pastry and brush them with oil. Cover the whole baking tin, allowing them to stand out from the sides.
6
Pour the filling onto the filo pastry in the baking tin and spread it out. Cover with what is left of the sheets of filo pastry.
7
Bake at 376ºF for 50 minutes or until the filo pastry is toasted and the filling has solidified.
8
After removing it from the oven, decorate with honey and poppy seeds on top.

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