How does the traditional Spanakopita recipe contribute to a quick and flavorful Greek breakfast?
Quick and Flavorful Greek Breakfast: Traditional Spanakopita Recipe
Welcome to another delicious culinary adventure, today we are going on a journey to Greece where we will explore a quick and flavorful traditional breakfast. Our destination? A mouth-watering, spin on classic Greek Spanakopita! A flaky, savory pastry stuffed with spinach and feta cheese, these delicious bites are perfect for starting your day right.
- 1 pound spinach, rinsed and chopped
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped (optional)
- 1 package phyllo dough, thawed
- 1/2 cup melted butter, for brushing
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). In a large sauté pan over medium heat, add the olive oil, onion and garlic and cook until transparent.
- Add the spinach to the pan and saute until wilted. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- Once the spinach mixture is cool, stir in the feta cheese, eggs, salt, black pepper, and dill.
- Unroll the phyllo dough and cover with a damp cloth to prevent drying. Lay one sheet of phyllo on your work surface and lightly brush with melted butter. Layer another sheet on top and repeat the process until you have 6 sheets stacked.
- Spread a thin line of the spinach mixture on the short side of the dough stack. Roll the dough around the filling and then twist the ends to seal. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling.
- Place the rolls on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes.
Calories: 450 kcal | Carbohydrates: 48 g | Protein: 14 g | Fat: 24 g | Saturated Fat: 11 g | Cholesterol: 115 mg | Sodium: 917 mg | Potassium: 572 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Vitamin A: 8406 IU | Vitamin C: 26 mg | Calcium: 279 mg | Iron: 4 mg
Enjoy your Greek Breakfast!
This Spanakopita Recipe is the perfect way to enjoy a traditional Greek breakfast at home. The combination of the flaky pastry and savory spinach and feta filling is simply irresistible. Whether you’re looking to switch up your usual breakfast routine or surprise your family with a delightful Sunday brunch, this recipe is sure to impress. Bon Appétit!