I lucked into some nettles last weekend (thanks J&J!), and also had some fillo dough in the fridge, so I threw together an easy nettle-spinach pie with feta.
- any cooked greens, such as nettles, chard, kale, spinach--about 1 cup (more is fine)
- 1/2 onion sauteed in butter and olive oil until soft, left in pan
- dill and oregano and rosemary, chopped (or use pinches of dried)
- about 1/2 cup feta, crumbled
- About 12 sheets of fillo dough, cut into squares, or leftover bits to piece together
- 1/3 stick butter, melted
- sesame seeds to garnish
- Heat oven to 350˚F.
- Chop up the cooked greens and mix in with the onions. Add herbs, stir and heat through.
- Brush butter on the bottom of a shallow casserole or pie dish. Layer on 4 squares of fillo dough (or piece together four layers from smaller bits), brushing each square with butter before adding another.
- Sprinkle half the greens mixture and half the feta over the squares.
- Repeat with 4 more squares, buttering each. Sprinkle on the rest of the greens and feta.
- Top with 4 more squares. Fold over or just squish down the edges so they don't cook too quickly.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Cook 30 minutes or until fillo is becoming golden.
That is it! I love fillo dough, it is like a lazy woman's quiche in a box. What do you use it for? Do you get stingy with the butter like I do? I refuse to melt more even when I'm starting to run out.