Crispy Greek-style pie

Crispy Greek-style pie

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A crispy pie that you can adapt for your needs, add chicken or keep it veggie. A good fail-safe for your repertoire

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
250
protein
13g
carbs
23g
fat
13g
saturates
5g
fibre
3g
sugar
5g
salt
0.3g

Ingredients

  • 200g bag spinach leaves
  • 175g jar sundried tomatoes in oil
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ 250g pack filo pastry

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Method

  1. 1 Put the spinach into a large pan. Pour over a couple tbsp water, then cook until just wilted. Tip into a sieve, leave to cool a little, then squeeze out any excess water and roughly chop. Roughly chop the tomatoes and put into a bowl along with the spinach, feta and eggs. Mix well.
  2. Carefully unroll the filo pastry. Cover with some damp sheets of kitchen paper to stop it drying out. Take a sheet of pastry and brush liberally with some of the sundried tomato oil. Drape oil-side down in a 22cm loosebottomed cake tin so that some of the pastry hangs over the side. Brush oil on another piece of pastry and place in the tin, just a little further round. Keep placing the pastry pieces in the tin until you have roughly three layers, then spoon over the filling. Pull the sides into the middle, scrunch up and make sure the filling is covered. Brush with a little more oil.
  3. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Cook the pie for 30 mins until the pastry is crisp and golden brown. Remove from the cake tin, slice into wedges and serve with salad.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2007

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cowen84's picture
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made this pie on numerous occasions, always with the chicken in, my husband loves it and it is really good the next day cold for lunch too!

lozacrazycat's picture
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I added some panchetta into the recipe, however maybe added a bit too much as it was very salty. I felt that it needed something else, but not quite sure what.

TheDanManLife23's picture
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I have made this recipe several times and it is pure Genius.

joanna1972's picture
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I love this recipe, so simple and looks really great. The family are not overly keen on feta so I've changed country and gone all Italian with pancetta (fried until crispy), oregano, mozzarella and parmesan mixed into the spinach, tomatoes and egg. Also added pre-cooked chicken with some tarragon to mozzarella and the original veg which was lovely.

lovelyclarita's picture
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this was extremely easy, although the stated prep time was a fraction of how long it took me - brushing the sheets of pastry took quite a while. but in the scheme of things it doesn't take long to prepare and the result is amazing - a really delicious pie. i added pine nuts, chilli and garlic one of the times i made it - think it was better with the extra flavour.

desertprincess's picture
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My husband really liked this but I found it far too salty. Maybe because I used around 250g of feta :s but I did use more spinach as well. It was very easy to make though. Wish I knew how to keep the cheese content high but reduce the saltiness.

julietulip's picture
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I couldnt get hold of sundried tomatoes in the local shop, so I slow roasted my own, and used the olive oil from this (topped up a little after cooking with a bit extra oil) to brush the filo pastry. I also added toasted pine nuts. Very tasty!!!!
I made a greek salad and some tsatziki to go with it ... delicious!!!

lomie32's picture

really easy to make, I didnt have the correct size dish but made do with a smaller one and it still turned out ok, its definitely one I'd make again!

rhaylock's picture

I make this all the time and always add pancetta, as my husband hates it when dishes have no meat, and pinenuts

rebecca-louise-89's picture

It has taken me a couple of attempts to perfect this - the first time I made it it was a little soggy. However, the 2nd time around it was very crispy!

vjburton's picture

This is delicious and really easy. I made two smaller ones in 6 inch cake tins, perfect for 2 dinners for 2. This is certainly being added to my regular repetoire!

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carriemack's picture
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Best vegetarian recipe ever - I cook this over and over - 5 ingredients and completely foolproof.

pinkfiss's picture
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Loved this recipe...fab!

knix_4's picture
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Very nice idea, looks good and tastes great, although we found we had to have a big slice each as its not very filling on its own. I'd recommend serving it with a salad, or making mini ones and serving them as part of a mezze.

charissa1986's picture
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Nice dish. I would personally add pinenuts for texture. It also wasn't clear whether the weight of tomatoes was drained weight. I would keep the amount of tomotoes small, otherwise it becomes a bit overpowered.

missis's picture

I was very surprised at the strength of the flavours in this, but it was very nice, even fussy hubby liked it! Served cold at a picnic with roasted veg in cous cous and a green salad.

messyjessie86's picture
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Absolutely delicious! We ate this served alongside a simple rice salad, perfect for alfresco dining:) Has that wow factor, although it was a doddle to make.

_jennananana's picture
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This was very simple to make and tasted great. My boyfriend was quite hungry still afterwards (he had half the pie) and said he would have liked something else with it so if anyone has a more substantial idea than salad I'd appreciate it.

karinannapfetzer's picture
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So easy, so tasty. Can be used as a starter or main meal with a salad. Everybody loves it.

julezy's picture
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My partner absolutely loved it! Ate the rest of it that night. Definitely will be a regular dish.

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