Rinse spinach leaves well with cold water and toss in colander to remove all but the water that clings to the leaves; set spinach aside. In 5-quart saucepot, heat pine nuts over medium heat until lightly browned, stirring constantly. Transfer to small bowl; set aside. In same pot, add half of spinach; cook and stir until wilted--about 5 minutes. Transfer spinach to strainer placed over a bowl to let drain and cool. Repeat to cook remaining half of spinach. In same pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add onion and oregano; saute 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in pine nuts, cottage cheese, and feta cheese until well combined. Stir in eggs until mixed. Squeeze spinach, a handful at a time, to remove any remaining liquid. Chop well-drained spinach and stir into cheese mixtrue. Set spinach mixture aside. Heat oven to 375F. Grease a 13-by9-inch baking pan. To assemble pie, place phyllo leaves between 2 sheets of waxed paper, then cover with damp towel. (Phyllo dries out very quickly, so be sure to cover remaining leaves with damp towel each time you remove a sheet.) Remove one phyllo leaf and place in pan; brush lightly with some of remaining oil. Sprinkle with scant 1 tablespoon bread crumbs. Because the bottom of pan is smaller than the top, fold one short edge of phyllo in by an inch to fit pan bottom. Working quickly, stack 7 more leaves, lightly oiling each and sprinkling all except the last one with bread crumbs. Spread spinach filling evenly on top of phyllo in pan. Continue to oil, sprinkle with crumbs (except the last on), and stack remaining 8 leaves of phyllo on top of filling. Lightly oil top leaf of phyllo. With tip of sharp knife, score top sheets of phyllo, dividing pie into 8 portions, to facilitate cutting after baking. Bake spinach pie 35 minutes or until filling is firm and top is dark golden. Cook at least 15 minutes before serving. To serve, cut along prescored lines. NOTES : When paired with a tomato salad, this popular spinach-and-cheese dish with pine nuts becomes a complete meal. Recipe by: Country Living (April 1998) Posted to recipelu-digest by "Nesb2@aol.com"
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (340g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8|
|Calories from Fat: 211 (50%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 23.4g||31 %|
|Saturated Fat 8.4g||42 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 8.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 4.1g|
|Cholesterol 423.7mg||130 %|
|Sodium 915.6mg||32 %|
|Potassium 897.4mg||24 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 24.9g||7 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3.6g||14 %|
|Sugars, other 21.3g|
|Protein 29g||41 %|
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Calories per serving: 418
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