– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.