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    Greek Spanakopita

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    20 mins

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    Tonkcats's Note:

    (Spinach Puffs)

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    pan

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Saute onion in olive oil for 5 minutes.
    2. 2
      Add spinach. Simmer over a low flame, stirring occasionally until most of moisture is evaporated.
    3. 3
      Crumble Feta cheese into small pieces.
    4. 4
      Add cottage cheese and eggs; mix well.
    5. 5
      Toss bread crumbs into spinach mixture and add to cheese. Stir until blended.
    6. 6
      Carefully cut phyllo sheets into thirds. Refrigerate 2/3 until needed and cover remaining third with a slightly damp towel.
    7. 7
      Remove 1 sheet of phyllo pastry, fold in half lengthwise. Brush with melted butter.
    8. 8
      Place 1 tablespoon of spinach filling near the end.
    9. 9
      Fold over in triangle shape. Continue folding like a flag, keeping triangular shape. Lightly butter top.
    10. 10
      Continue with remaining pastry and filling.
    11. 11
      Bake in a 425 degrees oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 08, 2011

      55

      Made small appetizer size - Excellent flavor -I like the addition of the cottage cheese it mellows the flavor. Be sure to drain the cottage cheese well so there isn't too much moisture- thanks Tonkcats for posting. 6 Sept 2011 I have made this recipe over & over again - They freeze really well and only take abour 20 minutes from Freezer to serve 375 oven

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    • on December 28, 2009

      55

      Great recipe, and my guests were very impressed! I found it easier to stack 3 sheets of phyllo, each brushed with butter, then cut the stack into three strips with a pizza cutter. Also, I had some filling left over, and ended up adding some ricotta and making spinach lasagna the next day (yum!)

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    • on November 19, 2007

      55

      Fantastic!!! My 2 yr. old wouldn't let me play with the phyllo, so I wound up making a pie with lattice top out of it. Everyone loved it...from the 2 yr. old, 14 yr. old brother, 19 yr. old brother, and 28 yr. old brother (vegetarian)... and Mom & Dad! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Greek Spanakopita

    Serving Size: 1 (1405 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 3207.3
     
    Calories from Fat 2102
    65%
    Total Fat 233.6 g
    359%
    Saturated Fat 111.5 g
    557%
    Cholesterol 1035.9 mg
    345%
    Sodium 5764.8 mg
    240%
    Total Carbohydrate 179.0 g
    59%
    Dietary Fiber 16.4 g
    65%
    Sugars 23.6 g
    94%
    Protein 104.8 g
    209%

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