Phyllo parcels with spinach (Spanakopita)

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30 servings Prep: 15 mins, Cooking: 20 mins
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Vegetables

By Food24 November 03 2009
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Ingredients (9)

4.00 spinach
1.00 onion — finely chopped, fried
125.00 g feta cheese — or crumbly cottage cheese
50.00 g cheddar cheese — grated
nutmeg — ground, pinch
salt and freshly ground black pepper — to taste
3.00 eggs — beaten
2.00 sheets phyllo pastry
butter — melted
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Method:

Preheat the oven to 220ºC (325 ºF).

Grease two to three baking trays. Boil the spinach in a little water until soft. Drain well and mix with the remaining ingredients, except the phyllo pastry and butter.
Use one sheet of phyllo pastry at a time and cut into 16,5 x 5 cm strips. Brush liberally with the melted butter. Trim the edges of each strip. Fold the strip of pastry diagonally so that triangle 1 fits on top of triangle 2 to form a pocket.
Spoon a teaspoonful of the filling into the pocket. Fold once more so that triangle 3 fits on top of triangle 2 and then fold over triangle 4 to make a parcel.
Brush generously with melted butter after each fold. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or till golden brown



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