Five stars for ease of preparation and taste! I made as directed, no substitutions, and it was wonderful. I went to a Greek food festival this week and they were all out of spanakopita so I made this for my husband and I! Loved it!
It was good. I used fresh spinach and a red onion and saut?ed the on ion for a few minutes and then added the spinach, squeezing the juices out before I put them in the dish, but I should have squeezed more out, because the bottom still got soggy. I also spread butter between the layers, but I don't know if that even made a difference. Next time I might just try spraying or use olive oil instead. I used a bit of dill, but no nutmeg. I really liked it warm, but the rest of my family wasn't crazy about it at all.
Absolutely love this recipe!
I made it without nutmeg, and used olive oil to grease the pan and philo dough instead of butter spray, used fresh spinach leaves that I shredded with my hands, added chopped romanian tomatoes, and after pouring it into the philo pan shell I sprinkled a light layer of Parmesan cheese on the top and lightly dug it in before putting on the top layers of philo dough - INCREDIBLE!! :D
I have made this recipe a few times - it's always delicious! I have used both green and regular onions. I have also omitted the nutmeg and dill. I love to take this for lunch at work! Excellant for spinach lovers.