Spanakopita (silver beet)
Spanakopita is a delicious Greek dish. This recipe is easy to make and will impress even the hardiest of food critics.
Butter or raw egg
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Cut off the silver beet’s stems and wash and clean the leaves, then drain and cut the leaves into shreds.
Combine 360g of silver beet with ½ a cup of chopped parsley, ½ a cup of chopped dill, two cups of finely chopped green onions and one teaspoon of sea salt in a bowl. Let the ingredients stand for approximately 15 minutes, then press out all of the liquid with a spoon. Heat ¼ of a cup of olive oil in a good quality pan and sauté three cups of roughly chopped onions until transparent.
Add the silver beet mixture and sauté for another three minutes. Add 250g of feta cheese and ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper to the mix. Place six filo pastry sheets on the bottom of a buttered baking pan, brushing each sheet with melted butter or raw egg.
Add the silver beet mixture on top and spread into a thick layer. Add the remaining six filo pastry sheets to the top of the mixture, again brushing each sheet with butter or egg.
Bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve and enjoy!