Well I don’t normally brag, but I must say my spanakopita is unbelievable and every single time I make it, it is a complete success. Again, spanakopita is one of those pastries that is really easy to make, but it probably scares people away because they might think it’s hard to make. Well it is not, it’s just a matter of assembling all the ingredients together and making the triangles which is super simple and if you have children this could be one of those things that you could do together and have fun.
First I chop the onion and green onions.
In a large skillet heat the olive oil and add the onions. At this point I add some salt and pepper. I don’t add much salt because the feta cheese is quite salty as it is.
Now I always use chopped frozen spinach, just because it’s easier and saves me a few steps. So next add the chopped spinach to the skillet.
Add juice from half a lemon.
Mix everything together, I also add a bit of oregano now and take it out of the skillet and let it cool. Next I grated the cheese…
and added 2 beaten eggs to it. Mix well.
Add the cheese mixture to the spinach mixture.
So after the filling has cooled completely, I melted the butter in a small bowl.
Now on a clean surface lay down your phyllo pastry and cover it with a damp towel so that it doesn’t dry out. Take out one sheet at a time, brush it with butter and sprinkle some oregano over it. Lay another phyllo sheet over and brush it with more butter. Using a pizza cutter I cut the dough in 4 pieces lengthwise.
Next place tablespoonful of the filling at the end of each strip.
Fold the end at an angle over the filling to form a triangle. This is really a lot of fun, but you have to move fast so that the phyllo dough doesn’t dry out.
Continue forming triangles until you finish all your phyllo dough. When completed, place them on a cookie sheet that’s lightly buttered, I usually just use my silpat, which I love, definitely worth investing in one. Anyway brush some more butter over all the triangles.
Bake them at 350 F degrees for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. They are so good, makes me hungry just looking at the pictures.
These are just delicious!