Recipe courtesy of Gus Tselios

Spinach Pie

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 50 min
  • Active: 1 hr 5 min
  • Yield: 1 large tray
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Ingredients

2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil

2 yellow onions, diced

5 bunches scallions, chopped

1 cup chopped fresh dill

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

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. 
  2. To a large pot, add the olive oil and saute the onions until browned. Add the scallions, dill, nutmeg, black pepper and salt.
  3. 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. Mix well.
  4. Brush 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 spinach mixture 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.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown.

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