• 10 sheets phyllo pastry
  • 2 lbs spinach, washed,stems cut off and coarsely chopped,placed in a pan,damp
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dill or fennel, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup dry curd cottage cheese
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumpled
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • salt & pepper
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted


Serves 8 as a first course and 4 as a light meal.

1 Heat the washed spinach, do not add water the moisture from washing the spinach is enough.
2 Saute until just wilted 3-5 minutes,remove from pan set aside.
3 Fry onion in the oil for 10 minutes, add green onion and fry a further 5 minutes In a large bowl mix onions& spinach, add parsley, dill or fennel, nutmeg, cheeses and eggs.
4 Stir to combine and check taste for the amount of salt& pepper you want.
5 Brush a 12x10" baking dish with butter and line with a sheet of fillo.
6 Brush sheet with butter and place in another sheet of fillo continue to brush each sheet until you have 5 layers.
7 Pour in the spinach mixture and top with remaining 5 sheets of fillo buttering each sheet.
8 Brush top layer with butter and score it with a very sharp knife or a razor blade in serving size squares.
9 Sprinkle with water to keep the fillo from curling.
10 Bake in 350 F oven for about 45 minute, or until it has puffed and is golden.
11 Allow to sit for 5 minutes and serve.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: recipezaar
Submitted By: Meryl
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