Side Notes

Spinach Pie

Spinach pie is traditionally called Spanakopita in Greek restaurants. This is my family's twist on the recipe, using a traditional pie crust instead of layers of phyllo dough. spinache pie Crust: 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup shortening Filling: 1 bunch of washed and chopped fresh spinach 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion 4 or 5 sliced mushrooms 1/4 cup shredded carrot 2 tablespoon olive oil salt, pepper and dill weed to taste 12 oz. cottage cheese 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 1 tablespoon parsley 1 egg Instructions: 1. Knead crust ingredients together. Divide into 2 balls of dough. Use one to form the crust bottom and one for lattice strips for the top. 2. Fry the spinach, onions, mushrooms, and carrot in the olive oil until the spinach wilts. 3. Gradually mix the remaining ingredients and add into the spinach mix. 4. Pour the filling into the pie and bake at 350º F for 1 hour.