A couple of weeks ago we got a huge bag of spinach in our organic veggie basket. MG not being a big fan of spinach I tried to find a recipe that would use it up and taste yummy.
I thought to Greek food, feta/spinach - YUM. Google was my friend and found this article that has a great recipe for a Greek tarte. I modified it slightly to use some potatoes also in the basket and came up with this:
1kg washed spinach
2tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
200g feta cheese
250g ricotta cheese
3 medium potatoes, diced
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2tbsp finely chopped dill
Sea salt and pepper
1 packet filo pastry, thawed
125g melted butter
Heat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Roughly chop the spinach.
Heat the olive oil in a large pan and cook the spinach and onion until wilted. Drain well and cool. Then lightly squeeze out any excess juices. In a big bowl, mash the feta cheese with the ricotta, then beat in the eggs, nutmeg, potatoes, chopped dill, sea salt and lots of pepper. Add the spinach and mix well.
Brush one sheet of filo pastry with melted butter and place it in a lightly oiled tarte pan, allowing for some overlap.
Continue layering the brushed sheets on top until you have six layers, then fill the dish with the spinach mixture, fold the extra filo over the edges.
Oh my god, YUM!!! It was sooooo tasty!!!! I went to make it again (this week I had forgotten to order the basket but found spinach at the store on special as the expiration date was almost up) but the store was out of ricotta! I tried our little store nearby but of course no ricotta... what to do??? fromage blanc? Nah.
It was David Lebovitz to the rescue!! I made my own ricotta! Call me Martha? Nah, I prefer to be called David!