Spinach Pie

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
1 large tray
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 yellow onions, diced
  • 5 bunches scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 pounds spinach, chopped
  • 4 pounds feta cheese, crumbled
  • 7 large eggs
  • 2 pounds phyllo dough
  • 2 pounds butter, melted
Directions

To a large pot, add the olive oil and saute the yellow onion until brown. Add the scallions, dill, nutmeg, black pepper and salt.

Boil the chopped spinach until blanched and still bright green, stirring occasionally. Mix it together with the ingredients in the pot. Add the crumbled feta cheese and the eggs, making sure that the mixture is slightly cool so the eggs don't scramble, and mix.

Brush the 1 pound of the phyllo dough with melted butter piece by piece, layering in a large enough tray to fit the phyllo sheets. Then add the mix on top, and piece by piece layer and brush the rest of the phyllo on top. Mark the pieces with a knife and make sure the ends are tucked in, then sprinkle with a little water.

Bake at 325 degrees F for 45 minutes or until golden brown.


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    Delicious! Best we have ever tasted
    Pretty good, but i would suggest not to put nutmeg or yellow onions because yellow onions and nutmeg aren't a very Mediterranean ingredient and it kind of overpowers the Mediterranean and Greek feel of the dish and just turns it into a fake spinach pie or spanakopita as we might say in Greece.
    I cant wait to make this recipe..
    Having lived in the Marietta, Ga area for many years; I dine at MArietta Diner at least once a week. This is the absolute best spinach pie ever!
    Fabulous spinach pie!!! :) I have also cut my phillo into strips and made small triangles for a cocktail party. They freeze very well so you can make them a day or so ahead. I did not add the nutmeg as I prefer without
    this has been the best spinach pie ever thanks for the recipe
    i made one of these with and one without the nutmeg. i liked the one lacking the nutmeg better. i make about one of these week and eat the whole thing while watching the biggest loser. Gus Tselios did great work developing this recipe as he worked in his diner.
    So where is uncle gus now? Ive heard New York and Greece...........
    In response to Erene's comments and Melissa's review.
     
    Gus Tselios "hired" uncle Gus (Kostantinos Garidas) to bake spinach pie at the Marietta Diner for the tv show ONLY Diners,Drive Inns and Dives on Food Network Television .Uncle Gus has never work for Marietta Diner as believed by its clients.Uncle Gus then opened his own Diner in Catersville Ga. and have now been relocated.The recipe of the spinach pie sold to customers belongs to uncle Gus, the lie of making people believe that uncle Gus works at the Marietta Diner belongs to Gus Tselios whos success is based on violations and constant exploitation no on his recipes facts that are very well known.
     
    Credit to who credit deserves,Gus Tselios does't know how to cook scrambled eggs.
     
    So, when we talk about KARMA,may Erene and Gus Tselios know.
    In response to Melissa's comment I would just like to say that I have been going to Marietta Diner since the day they opened their doors. The only Gus there was the owner Gus Tselios. There was no Konstadinos Garides (or Uncle Gus as you say) there. Gus Tselios has been making his famous spinach pie since then and may I say that the one major reason my family and I went so often and continue to do so to Marietta Diner was and is just for Mr. Tselios's famous and delicious spinach pie. After reading your comment and wanting to try Mr Konstadinos spinach pie, my family and I went to the restaurant you mentioned at the address you have in your comment and it was "Out of Business." If your Uncle Gus deserves the credit (again as you say) for the recipe, I believe he would be as successful as Gus Tselios and be able to keep one restaurant open. Mr. Tselios owns four (4) successful restaurants. As you said, lets give credit where credit is due. You cannot succeed on lies. That my dear is called KARMA.
    I loved this recipe. I paid attention to the comments about too much nutmeg, though and just added as much as I thought would taste good with that amount of spinach. Great tasting and really easy!
    nobody knows spinich pie like gus tselios best successful proud owner ever !!!
    I used half the feta cheese and unsalted butter. Also, I increased the dill and used fresh spinach. It was great...and the leftovers were even better. I was afraid the phyllo dough wouldn't be flakey when reheated in the mircowave, but it was.
    While I like the use of nutmeg in several dishes, using it in this dish leaves a taste of vomit in your mouth. I mean this seriously... not trying to be gross... without the nutmeg, this recipe is great!
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