Learn in this cooking video how to make Greek spinach pie using a tasty and easy spanakopita recipe from scratch!
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Step 1: peel the onion and finely chop it
Step 2: pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil into the pan and wait to heat up
Step 3: put the onion in the pan and fry it until it becomes glassy, then wait for it to cool for about 10 minutes
Step 4: meanwhile, break the eggs in a bowl and beat them up by hand until smooth
Step 5: grate or crush the feta cheese with your fingers in the bowl
Step 6: peel the garlic, then grate it or chop it finely and put it in the bowl
Step 7: put the spinach (thawed beforehand) in the bowl and mix the ingredients
Step 8: put the fried onion in the bowl and mix again the ingredients
Step 9: put half of the pie sheets (thawed beforehand) one by one in the baking mold, brush them with a little olive oil
Step 10: put the Greek spinach pie filling in the baking mold in an even layer, gently press it to remove air from inside
Step 11: put the rest of the pie sheets on top, one by one, after brushing them with olive oil
Step 12: bend the edges of the sheets inwards or cut off the excess dough
Step 13: do make a few holes with the knife in the pie to get out the steam during baking
Step 14: bake the spinach pie in the preheated oven at 180C/360F until it turns golden on top (about 25-30 minutes)
Step 15: take the Greek spinach and feta pie out from the oven and wait to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving
There are many people who do not like spinach. I think one of the reasons is that they did not have the opportunity to taste tasty spinach dishes. On this page, I will share a recipe with spinach that I think will change the opinion of those who consider that this very nutritious and healthy plant is not tasty.
Those who visited Greece probably tasted spanakopita, the famous Greek spinach pie that has become popular in many parts of the world today. It is very tasty, easy to make and, on top of that, very nutritious, so I recommend you prepare it and taste it as soon as possible. The Greek spinach pie can be served as a snack, cold appetizer, or even as a main course.
My recipe is very close to the authentic Greek spinach pie recipe. The most important difference is that my recipe uses frozen pie pastry dough and frozen spinach instead of homemade dough and fresh spinach. I chose to modify the recipe in this way to save time, one of the most precious resources of modern life.
If you watched already the video, you saw that the preparation of the Greek spinach pie recipe is very simple and requires a short preparation time. Also, the spanakopita does not require many ingredients and it’s not expensive at all. Not to mention that it is delicious and extremely nutritious, so I advise you to try my recipe for the authentic Greek spinach pie as soon as possible!
Enjoy the Greek spinach pie recipe Spanakopita!
It is well known for its nutritional qualities and has always been regarded as a plant with remarkable abilities to restore energy, increase vitality and improve the quality of the blood.
There are sound reasons why spinach would produce such results, primarily the fact that it is rich in iron. Iron plays a central role in the function of red blood cells which help in transporting oxygen around the body, energy production, and DNA synthesis.
Spinach is also an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, and folate as well as being a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron, and vitamin B2. Vitamin K is important for maintaining bone health and it is difficult to find vegetables richer in vitamin K than spinach.The health benefits of spinach (https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/ingredient-focus-spinach)
Those of you who want to know more about the authentic spanakopita recipe can do so by reading the text below.
Spanakopita (/ˌspænəˈkɒpɪtə, -ˈkoʊ-/; Greek: σπανακόπιτα, from σπανάκι spanáki ‘spinach’, and πίτα píta ‘pie’) is a Greek savory spinach pie, typically made with feta cheese. It may be called spanakotiropita ‘spinach cheese pie’ to emphasize the presence of cheese.
Ingredients and variations
The traditional filling comprises chopped spinach, feta cheese, onions or scallions, egg, and seasoning.
Other white, preferably salted cheeses such as kefalotiri may also be mixed with the feta cheese, and some may be used as a substitute for feta cheese. Herbs such as dill, mint, and parsley may be used as flavoring. The filling is wrapped or layered in phyllo (filo) pastry with butter or olive oil, either in a large pan from which individual servings are cut, or rolled into individual triangular servings.
While the filo-dough recipe is most common, some recipes use a village-style pastry horiatiko, which has a thicker crust. It can also be made with puff pastry. The pastry is golden in color when baked, the color often enhanced by butter and egg yolk. It can be served straight from the oven or at room temperature.
There is a “fasting” (“nistisimo”), or vegan, version of spanakopita, eaten during the Great Lent and other religious fasts. This version has spinach, onions or green onions, other green herbs like dill, parsley or celery, as filling, and uses olive oil and a little wheat flour but no eggs or dairy products.
The mixture is oven-baked until crisp. Non-traditional vegan versions are available that typically use tofu instead of cheese.
In rural Greece, smaller amounts of spinach are used, with the missing amount replaced with leeks, chard, and sorrel.Spanakopita (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanakopita)
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