19 June 2014

Crispy Spinach and Feta Pie

We recently returned from a family break in Kefalonia and although most of our holiday highlights involve sunsets on the beach and trips to some beautiful attractions, we certainly can't forget the amazing food we consumed.  While in Fiskardo, a beautiful harbour village on the Northern tip of the island, we stopped off at a bakery and The Mr picked up a pastry. For the remainder of our week away he mentioned went on and on about how delicious it was, so I decided to recreate the same at home. 




Ingredients

4 sheets of filo pasty
300g spinach, chopped
150g feta, cubed
2 medium eggs
Olive oil (approx 3 tbsp)
100g chicken or smoked lardons (optional)


Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Put the spinach in a pan on a low heat with 50ml of water and heat until wilted. 
  • Remove and drain then allow to cool completely in a bowl.
  • Mix in the eggs and feta and set to one side while you prepare the pastry.
  • Oil one side of each of the four sheets of filo pastry and place them in a 10" cake tin leaving the edges to overhang
  • Add in the egg, spinach and feta mixture, fold the overhanging pastry over the top, brush with a little more oil.
  • Cook for around 35 minutes until golden
  • Slice and enjoy!





If you wish to add extra flavour and texture fry some chicken or lardons and add them into the mixture.


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22 comments :

  1. That looks delicious! I have started to experiment with pies at the moment but didn't think about making one with filo.

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  2. I have tried this before. It used to be one of my favourites (I didn't put the meat in though-I should try that!) but I've not made it for a long time. We really enjoy chicken, carrot, leek and tarragon filo pies. Yummy!

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  3. Huzzah for spanakopita! I love this - never made it! As a Greek Cypriot girl this is a bit of a cooking fail lol x

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  4. Spanakopita and also tiropita (just the cheese) are some of my absolute favourite foods. Oh how I miss eating out at the Greek restaurant. Looks yummy and I like your variation with the meat too for my OH.

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  5. Oh this looks right up my street! We try and eat 3 non-meat dishes a week so this is going into the folder of bookmarked recipes!

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  6. I love those Greek spinach pies and this has totally got me craving them. I am emailing this to my OH right now so he can make it for me this weekend!! Thank you!

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  7. This looks yummy, going to have to give it a try!

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  8. This sounds amazing, and seems quite easy too! Win win!

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  9. Oh yum this sounds delicious - you know now you have asked my favourite pie filling I have no idea what it is! x

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  10. I made a variation on this as a quiche but this looks great and I love filo pastry thanks x

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  11. It can be so hard to get my little girl to eat healthy but thus recipe looks amazing and so easy. I'll definitely have to give it a go. Thank you for sharing ☺

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  12. This looks yummy! I've made a promise to myself to try one new recipe a week and this will be this weekends I think! - Jodie Cook

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  13. im always looking for tasty veggie dishes!

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  14. That looks good enough to dive in! Not many ingredients, either, so very useful. Thanks.

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  15. Margaret Clarkson
    This looks great. I love feta but I usually just put it in a Greek Salad or sometimes make pasta with feta and tomatoes. This is definitely a new way to use it. Thank you.

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  16. That looks yummy! I much prefer savoury flavours.

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  17. looks amazing; would be a nice easy weekend meal

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  18. sounds nice we love chicken and mushroom

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