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BackstoryAlways a favorite. Quick, easy and tasty. If phyllo is difficult to work, at times I find that using Pam butter flavored spray does the trick. But, nothing beats using real butter.
- 3 Tbl olive oil
- 1 sweet yellow or white onion, finely chopped
- 1 10 oz pkg frozen spinach, thawed and squeeze to remove excess water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 4 oz pkge crumbled feta cheese
- 1/2 c. cottage cheese
- 1 egg, beaten
- phyllo dough
- 1 c. unsalted butter
- Heat olive oil over medium heat in a sauce pan. Slowly cook onion until tender, 5 min. Mix in spinach and salt. Stir in feta, cottage cheese and egg. cook and stir until thickened, 5-10 min. Reduce heat to simmer. Preheat oven to 400 deg. Unroll phyllo dough and brush with melted butter. Cut into strips 5 inches in width. Place 1 tbl onion mix on corner and fold dough into a triangle. Brush top with butter. Bake spanokopita 12-15 min, or unti lightly browned.