Tuesday, December 14, 2010

spanakopita triangles

Rhoda at Southern hospitality is have a summer food party and I'm linking this wonderful dish!


i joined a cooking class this fall -
'just for fun!'
Maile from Mai Time in the Kitchen was our instructer.
she, with her family, lived in England for several years,
taught us a few facts and recipes from there.
'twas fun and delicious!
spanakopita triangles is one of those recipes.


Spanakopita Triangles
saute - 1/2 cup chopped onions
2 green chopped onions, including greens (i didn't) in 2 T olive oil
stir in - 2 minced garlic cloves
 1-10 oz. pkg thawed frozen spinach
cook -  three minutes, set aside
add - 1 c. feta cheese
1 c. grated mozzarella
1/2 c. grated parmesan
1 tsp each of s/p
dash nutmeg (i didn't)
2 eggs
mix well.

cut fillo roll in thirds
place 2 layers on work area and brush w/ melted butter
place 1 T. spinach filling at short end of strip.
 fold pastry over in a triangle...
 folding like a flag
 to the end of the strip.
 place on buttered sheet and brush top w/melted butter.
 bake @ 375 degrees until golden, approx 15 min.

i've made these four times and learned a few tips in the process.
- the unused fillo must stayed covered...
it dries VERY quickly!
the recipe calls for 1/2 c. melted butter - it takes all of that and a bit more
- i did four strips at a time
- i used my fingers to brush the melted butter on...
less messy, easier and quicker!
- if the fillo seems to be dry or brittle, brush butter on that area
- by using fingers, it's easy to tuck in the 'stray and odd ' pieces of the fillo bundle.

i'm thinking the spinach filling,
placed in a casserole and topped with the fillo,
would make a delicious dish...
maybe adding another package of spinach and an egg,
or a lesser amount of the cheeses...hmm - think i'll give that a try sometime!
pronunciation...spa-na-ko-pi-ta (?)
(correct me if i'm wrong!)
it's like the rose...
by any other name, is still a rose -
spanakopita by any other pronunciation is still delicious! :)



linking up to Funky Junk


Erin said...

Looks and sounds tasty!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Sounds delicious!
and looks pretty easy to make thanks to your tutorial...if I happen to get ambitious and try it I'll let you know. (smile)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I have always wanted to try making these and now with your excellent tutorial to refer to I definately will. Thanks and a very Merry Christmas!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Oh yum!!! I've been sitting here thinking that I really need to get up and have some lunch. Seeing your post confirms that idea! Thanks for sharing this tasty sounding (and looking) recipe!

I'm so glad you dropped by the cottage, Esther. I appreciate your sweet comments. So, if I'm blessed with one grandchild, then you must be blessed many times over with sixteen. ;)

By the way, don't forget my party links up tonight. And did you see my fantastic year-end giveaway? Just click on the picture at the top of my sidebar for details.

Blessings and a very Merry Christmas!
Liz @ the Brambleberrycottage


I am popping over from Rhoda's recipe party. Hope you enjoy my orange muffins (link #99.)

Oh my goodness, these look delicious!


Heidi said...

YUM! Looks delish! Thanks for sharing! Stopping in from Rhoda's Summer Recipe Party!

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