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Spanakopita



Spanakopita, originally uploaded by ABMann.

A tradition in my house, we have an after-Thanksgiving Greek food day. Fox makes baklava; I make the spanakopita. Hand wrapped and everything.

This year I actually remembered both the lemon (in the filling) and chives (between each layer).

I made about three dozen for tonight.

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abmann From: abmann Date: November 27th, 2010 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)
The most important thing you should know is that theyre delicious.
melissa_maples From: melissa_maples Date: November 27th, 2010 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry, I have to have an Emirhan moment here.

Greek food day. Fox makes baklava

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baklava

Not. Greek.

Turkish.

Hahahahaa I'm turning into him.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 27th, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dang. WE ARE NOT DOING IT RIGHT!
Back to the drawing board.
melissa_maples From: melissa_maples Date: November 27th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just turn it into international food day and you can be the peacemaker between nations. :-)
world_rim_walke From: world_rim_walke Date: November 29th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're also going to have to give up Doner Kebab and make do with Gyros...
angels_ember From: angels_ember Date: November 27th, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is a seriously kick-ass tradition.

And your spanakopita looks beautiful. And tasty. I am jealous.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 27th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
They were pretty good this year, a little dry though; I used about half as much butter as usual.
So, only half a pound per batch. :)
dylsexia From: dylsexia Date: November 27th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
WHAT ARE THESE WONDROUS FOODTHINGS?! They look and sound delish.
And homemade baklava sounds absolutely wonderful.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 27th, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
They are little pockets of delicious.
Take a sheet of phyllo. Spread a layer of melted butter on it and sprinkle with a mixture of herbs: chives, oregano, basil, thyme.
Repeat x 2.
Cut phyllo down the middle.
Add a pinch of spinach mixture to the bottom corners of each half.
Fold into triangles.
Top with more melted butter and bake a tray for 12 to 16 minutes.
Spinach mixture: chopped, cooked spinach; feta cheese; garlic; lemon; salt; pepper; one egg per ten ounces of spinachr.
Quantity is up to you for each but I generally do 10oz spinach, 8oz feta and the rest to taste.
dylsexia From: dylsexia Date: November 29th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Sound like vegetarian dumplings... except crispy and cheesy. I definitely have to give these a go, they sound delish.
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