Spanakopita Recipe

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How to make Spanakopita
  • Chef: Athena Economides
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

About Spanakopita Recipe: Greek cuisine has been marinated in thousands of years of history and tradition. Greek ambassador's wife, Athena Economides cooks up an authentic spinach pie called Spanakopita.

Ingredients of Spanakopita

  • 16 Filo/Phyllo sheets (phyllo dough are paper-thin sheets of unleavened flour dough used for making pastries)
  • 6-7 Cups Spinach mixture
  • 1 Cup Olive oil and salt pepper
  • For Spinach mixture:
  • 1 Kg Spinach
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Spring onions , chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Dill, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Parsley , chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 Cup Feta cheese (crumbled)
  • 5 Eggs
  • To taste Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 Cup Soda water

How to Make Spanakopita

  • For Spinach Mixture:
  • 1.Wash the spinach, add salt and then drain out the excess water.
  • 2.Take a pan and saute onions till golden.
  • 3.Add spring onions, spinach, dill, parsley and cook for few minutes.
  • 4.Take the mixture off the heat and add evaporated milk.
  • 5.In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with cheese.
  • 6.Season with the salt and pepper and add to the spinach mixture.
  • 7.Mix well and keep aside.
  • 8.Optional: The mixture can be prepared without pre-cooking. The baking time however increases in the final preparation.
  • 9.Line a pan with eight sheets of phyllo, brushing each sheet with the olive oil before topping it with the next sheet.
  • 10.Now spread the spinach mixture evenly. Lay the remaining phyllo on top and then cut into diamond size serving pieces.
  • 11.Bake it for 30-40 minutes in a pre-heated oven.
  • 12.After around 15 minutes of baking, take it out and pour over it 3/4th cup of soda water. This will give it a very nice rise.
  • 13.Then put it back in and let it bake for the rest of the time.

Recipe Notes

Read more about Spinach recipes that you can try at home.

Key Ingredients: Filo/Phyllo sheets (phyllo dough are paper-thin sheets of unleavened flour dough used for making pastries), Spinach mixture, Olive oil and salt pepper, Spinach, Onion, Spring onions , Dill, Parsley , Evaporated milk, Feta cheese (crumbled), Eggs, Salt and pepper, Soda water