Monday, April 23, 2012

Feta and Spinach Nibbles Recipe


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 shallot, finely chopped
½ lb fresh spinach, washed and dried
4 oz. feta cheese, drained and crumbled
2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
2 eggs
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Fillo dough
1½ sticks clarified, unsalted butter
Parchment paper

Get Cookin'

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a medium skillet.
3. Add shallot and cook until soft, 2-3 minutes.
4. Add spinach and cook until wilted.
5. Place mixture in a colander over a bowl and press out excess moisture or place in a kitchen towel and squeeze to drain excess water.
6. Coarsely chop spinach mixture.
7. Place in a medium bowl and add feta, parsley and dill. Then, mix until well blended. Season with salt and cayenne pepper.
8. Cut fillo into 8 strips. Place extra dough over a slightly damp kitchen towel to prevent drying while you work.
9. Brush each strip with butter.
10. Spoon filling onto the end of each strip. Form triangle by folding the right-hand corner or “fillo strip” to the opposite side, as you would fold a flag.
11. Continue folding until the strip is used, then butter the edges to seal.
12. Place triangles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake until golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.

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