Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Greek Spinach Patties
These patties are really easy to make and are a tasty side dish or snack as well as being extremely nutritious.
1 kg fresh spinach finely chopped
1 bunch spring onions finely chopped
1 medium size leek finely chopped
200g feta cheese crumbled
1 egg lightly beaten
3 tablespoons crumbled rusks
3 tablespoons extra virgin oil
3 tablespoons dill finely chopped
Salt to taste
Gently simmer the spring onions and leek in 3 tablespoons of water for 5 minutes, to soften them.
Drain them and let them cool.
Put the spinach in a mixing bowl, squeeze well with your hands and then drain off the liquid that has come out.
Add all the ingredients to the mixing bowl – apart from 1 tablespoon of oil – along with the onions and leek.
Mix them well and add salt, but be careful not to make it too salty, as feta cheese is salty.
Grease a shallow oven dish with the 1 tablespoon of oil you didn’t use.
Form the mixture into round patty shapes – 15cm diameter, 4cm height – and place them in the oven dish. Make sure you leave some space between them as they will spread slightly as they are cooking.
Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius for about 45 minutes.
Don’t worry if they appear soft – they will firm up as they cool.
Eat and Enjoy!