Borek "Spinach Pie"

CATEGORIES: Sides-Vegetable
Wow your friends with this delectable Turkish main course. Or, cut it into 2" squares and serve as an appetizer!! It's also known as Spanakopita in Greece.

PREP TIME: 45 min.

COOK TIME: 1 hr.

1 box filo dough
2 pounds fresh spinach (or can use frozen see below)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
4 tablespoons butter
5 eggs, beaten
1 lb. feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped scallions, green part included
1/2 cup chopped fresh dill, or 1 tablespoon dried
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
salt and freshly ground fresh pepper
1/4-1/2 lb. melted butter
  1. Remove filo dough from the refrigerator at least 3 hours before using.
  2. Wash spinach thoroughly and chop. Cook in oil until wilted. Drain. Saute onions in butter. Or use frozen spinach adding to sauteed onions in same pan.
  3. Mix the onions, eggs, scallions, crumbled cheese, herbs, and parsley. Add the spinach and onions, season with salt and pepper.
  4. Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Cut filo dough in half, or to fit 9X13 inch pan, keeping the other half of the dough covered with a damp towel. Place one sheet of dough in pan and brush with melted butter. Repeat with 11 more sheets, brushing with butter after each addition. Spread the filling over the dough, then cover the filling with 12 to 14 more filo sheets. You may need to melt a little more butter.
  5. Bake 1 hour or until brown and very puffy. Let sit for 5 minutes and then cut into squares with a very sharp knife. Serve as an appetizer or main course.