One of the shareholders in our CSA contributed this recipe to the newsletter. I haven’t made it yet, but wanted to save it somewhere outside of my inbox. Our shares have included large quantities of greens, so I’m always looking for ways to use them up.
Spanikopita w/ Assorted Greens
This is a slightly non-traditional spanikopita pie made with assorted greens rather than just spinach.
- 2 lbs greens (any kind you have mixed together – spinach, collard greens, swiss chard)
- 1/2 pound feta cheese, crumbled
- 2 eggs
- several sheets of phyllo dough
- 2 Tbs butter, melted
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
Saute the greens in a Tbs of water, covered, until wilted. Mix them with 2 eggs, feta cheese, and the nutmeg.
Butter a square baking dish (roughly 8×8) and put down a layer of phyllo dough. Lightly butter each layer of phyllo – if you are using standard thin phyllo put down about 5 layers on the bottom. Put in the green and feta mixture and then put several layers of phyllo on for the top “crust”, lightly buttering each layer as you go.
Bake at 375 for about 30 – 45 minutes or until phyllo dough is golden brown.