Tiropita - Greek Cheese Pie

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Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
1 hr

One of my fave greek dishes; taken from greekcuisine.com for ZWT.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat; blend in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly with wire whisk or wooden spoon. Add salt and nutmeg, stirring occasionally, simmer for 5 minutes, or until white sauce is thick. Cool.
  2. Mash feta cheese with a fork and combine with the grated cheese, well beaten eggs, parsley and white sauce.
  3. Butter a 9X13 inch baking pan.
  4. Line with half the pastry sheets, brushing each sheet with butter, and letting them come up the sides of the pan.
  5. Pour in the cheese filling and cover with the remaining pastry sheets, brushing each sheet with butter.
  6. Brush top with remaining butter and, with a sharp knife, score the top sheets into strips about 3 inches wide from one end of the pan to the other. Bake in a moderate oven until golden, about 45 minutes.
  7. Cut into squares and serve hot.
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5 5

Feta in phyllo is one of my favs but I usually just use egg as a binder and if I add spinach or somethign it holds it together but this idea of making a roux first is really smart especially if you want to serve these to guests and keep them pretty. ( no unwanted cheese bursting). I will definately use this tip and the mixture came out nice and thick and easy to fold. I did large triangles and used the thick country phyllo and added some garlic and crushed red pepper and skipped the nutmeg. Everyone enjoyed thanks Alli. Made for ZWT 6 for Looney Spoon Phoodies.