Wednesday, November 12, 2003
Bite with Belkys: Spanakopita
It's an appetizer made with a flaky pastry dough that will have you asking for more. Time to grab A Bite With Belkys.
The Dish: Spanakopita or Spinach & Feta Cheese Triangle
The Chef: Peter Laufer
The Restaurant: Inter-Continental Hotel
100 Chopin Place, Downtown Miami
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2 large Eggs
1 medium Onion diced
16 oz Feta cheese; crumbled
3 pack Spinach
1 teaspoon Garlic, chopped
2 tb chopped fresh Oregano
1 pack Phyllo
2 cups Butter
Saute the onions in butter until tender with some Garlic and Oregano.
Add the washed Spinach leaves and saute for 3 minutes.
Remove the spinach into a bowl, add the crumbled Feta Cheese and the eggs and mix well.
Season with some Black Pepper and a little Salt to taste.
Stack 2 leaves phyllo pastry on work surface. Cover rest with plastic wrap to prevent drying.
For each triangle cut off a strip 2 inches wide and 16 inches long, cutting through both leaves.
Brush with melted butter. Place a rounded teaspoon of filling on one end of strip.
Fold one corner to opposite side, forming a triangle. Continue folding keeping triangle shape, to the other end.
Arrange filled pastries on greased baking tray. Repeat with remaining pastry and filling.
Heat oven to 375. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot.
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