*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                Spanakopitta Me Avga (Spinach Pie with Eggs)
 Recipe By     : Marie
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables                       Greek
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3      pounds        spinach
    1      medium        onion -- chopped
      1/2  cup           scallions -- chopped
    1      cup           butter
      1/2  cup           dill -- chopped
      1/2  cup           parsley -- chopped
                         salt and pepper -- to taste
      1/2  cup           evaporated milk
    5                    eggs
      3/4  pound         phyllo dough
                         melted butter -- as needed
      1/2  pound         feta cheese -- crumbled
     Wash spinach in plenty of water and cut in small pieces; place in
 bowl.  Mix. Take spinach, a handful at a time, and squeeze out the excess
 water; place it in another bowl. Saute the onion in half the butter until
 it is a light, golden color; add the scallions and cook until they wilt.
 Add spinach; stir until all veggies. take on a light color.  Stir in the
 dill, parsley, salt and pepper; cover the pot and cook until all the
 water thrown off by the spinach is absorbed. Remove from the heat; turn
 into a bowl, and immediately add the milk (to cool the spinach). Beat the
 eggs in another bowl and add the cheese to them; add to the cooled
 spinach; mix well.  Line a pan with 8 sheets of phyllo dough, brushing
 each sheet with the melted butter before topping it with the next sheet.
 Do not trim the overhanging sections. Pour in the spinach mixture,
 spreading it evenly over the phyllo.  Fold the part of the phyllo that
 extends out of the pan back over the filling. Lay the remaining phyllo on
 top, again brushing each sheet with melted butter before adding the next.
 Now trim the overlap. Brush additional melted butter on top of the pie
 and score it into square or diamond-shaped serving pieces. Bake for 30 to
 45 minutes in a preheated 300 F oven; let it stand for 30 minutes before
     This can also be made without precooking the spinach. In that case,
 squeeze the spinach free of as much water as possible, mix it with the
 seasonings, and proceed as above, baking it for 1 hour.
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