Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)



Ingredients:


3 sticks butter

1 1/4 cups milk

1/4 cup flour

Red pepper flakes to taste

Salt to taste

1 cups chopped parsley

1 box phyllo pastry sheets

3/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup ricotta cheese

1/4 cup shredded cheese

3 cups feta cheese crumbled

2 eggs

4 cloves of garlic

1 bag of baby spinach washed and chopped


Method:


Melt 2 sticks of butter in a small sauce pan

In another pan melt 1 stick of butter add crushed garlic cloves, salt, nutmeg and flour. Cook till fragrant about 3-4 minutes. Now add the milk and cook it for 4-5 minutes. While your white sauce is simmering crumble up the feta and mix it with the egg and add it to the saucepan with the white sauce. Now add the other cheeses and cook it for a few more minutes take it off the stove and add the spinach and parsley.

Now set up your work station. Take the dish you want to bake the Spanakopita in and use the butter you melted and butter your dish. Now layer the phyllo sheets on it. You have to butter each sheet do this with about 10 sheets. Now add the cheese and spinach mixture and again layer the sheets on top of the cheese mixture. Butter each sheet. Score your dish like a grid. Bake at 375 till golden brown. Serve warm. Take a picture and post it. Share the love and tag me. I’d love to see your creations