Fillo & feta pie

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
  1. Heat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Chop up the cooked greens and mix in with the onions. Add herbs, stir and heat through.
  3. 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.
  4. Sprinkle half the greens mixture and half the feta over the squares.
  5. Repeat with 4 more squares, buttering each. Sprinkle on the rest of the greens and feta.
  6. Top with 4 more squares. Fold over or just squish down the edges so they don't cook too quickly.
  7. 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.

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