are you in shock yet?
honestly, it's greek food
and i've never MADE greek food before,
so i figured i wouldn't mess with it this time around!
the original comes from food network
2 pounds frozen spinach, thawed
1 bunch of scallions, chopped (white and green parts)
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
salt and freshly ground black pepper
a sprinkle of nutmeg (i lied. i DID add this. spinach always needs a nutmeg sprinkle.)
1/2 pound crumbled feta cheese (i used the kind with mediterranean herbs)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 sticks unsalted butter, melted (yep, the health factor kind of disappears when you read that, doesn't it!)
1 pound filo sheets, thawed
heat olive oil in pan and toss spinach in. cook down for about 3 minutes. remove spinach from the pan
in the same pan, pour in another tablespoon or so of oil and add the chopped scallions. saute them for 2-3 minutes. add spinach, parsley, nutmeg, salt and pepper and cook together for 1-2 minutes. remove from heat to cool.
when the mixture has cooled, add the beaten egg and the feta to the spinach mixture
preheat oven to 350
brush a baking sheet with a thin layer of the melted butter. (nope, not kidding)
carefully unroll the filo dough. cut into 3 long and even strips. you can cover the dough that is not being used with wax paper and a damp towel, or just work quickly :-)
brush one thin sheet of dough with butter and lay a 2nd on top. repeat, adding a third. the butter should seep through enough that you won't need more.
(this is not necessarily a pretty process. but the end result is fantastic enough that you should just let.it.go)
place a small spoonful of the filling on the edge and begin rolling the dough into a triangle form. (this is way easier than it sounds!)
bake for 20-25 minutes (it was 23 for us) until the triangles are crisp and slightly golden.
hint: this recipe goes well with the tabouli salad i posted a bit ago...and both are relatively simple!