- 2 Homemade Discs Filo PastryIf you do not have homemade you will need 12-16 sheets of premade filo pastry
- 750g Spinach
- 2 Eggs
- 25g Feta Cheese
- Olive Oil
- 220ml Water
This spinach pie (Albanian Pite me Spinaq) is one of the most common pies which is similar to Albanian byrek and always tastes so good when made with homemade filo pastry! It can be eaten fresh and hot but will mostly be served when it is cooled and the water has soaked into the pastry. Great the next day for lunch.
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You can replace spinach with large amounts of fresh basil and parsley, finely chopped. Or, you can also use a tin of spinach puree with the same tasty outcomes!
Prepare the filling
In a large mixing bowl, with your hands mix together the spinach, eggs and crumble in the cheese. By crunching your hands break up the spinach leafs ensuring all is covered with the egg and cheese. Set to one side.
For homemade filo pasty:
Place a filo pastry disc in a large baking tray and add filling on top.
Add the second disc on top and seal the edges by tucking them down.
Put a thin layer of oil over the top
For premade filo pastry:
Layer sheets of filo pastry on top of each other brushing a layer of olive oil after each one before the next one is place down. Once 6/8 sheet are laid add the filling on top.
Repeat the layering until a further 6/8 sheets are on top of the filling - olive oil brushed on each one.
Put a thin layer of oil over the top.
Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 1 hour or until golden brown.
Preperation for Serving