Byrek Me Spinaq

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Albanian Spinach Pie


Byrek Me Spinaq which is an Albanian Spinach Pie is a delicious savory pie made with spinach and feta filling layered between flaky Phyllo (Filo) pastry sheets.

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Total Time

35 m

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– Phyllo  – Spring onion  – Spinach – Garlic minced – Greek yogurt  – Feta cheese  – Butter or olive oil  – Salt and pepper – Red chili flakes  – Olive oil to saute

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– Prepare the phyllo pastry sheets. Remove it from the freezer and defrost.  – In a small saucepan, melt the butter and add the olive oil to it. Mix both wells and keep aside. – Sauté it and then add the minced garlic. Cook and then add the chopped spinach.

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Steps 1-3

– Sauté the spinach until the leaves wilt and then remove from flame. – Transfer the spinach mixture to a large bowl and let it cool a bit. – Now add the grated/crumbled feta cheese, yogurt, salt and pepper, red chili flakes and mix well. 

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Steps 4-6

– Grease a pan and start layering out the phyllo sheets. Lay one sheet and then brush with the melted butter/oil all over the surface. Lay another sheet on top and repeat.  – Now add the spinach mixture to the tray and spread evenly. – Top with the remaining sheets of phyllo. Liberally brush the topmost layer with the remaining butter/oil mixture. Seal the edges well.

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Steps 7-9

– Bake in a preheated oven until the pie is golden brown. Check with a knife to see if the bottom-most layer is cooked and crunchy. – Remove from oven and let it cool. – Slice the Albanian Spinach Pie and serve.

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Steps 10-12


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