The only tricky part of this recipe is working with filo pastry, but once you get used to it - it's easy. Sometimes you get a batch of filo that rips and tears, so I always buy an extra just in case. I usually freeze these before baking. Just add a few minutes to the cooking time if you are cooking them from frozen. I have also doubled this recipe for large parties.
Altered ingredient amounts. Delicous and easy, but time consuming. Made the following changes - reduced salt to 1/2 teaspoon, added 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, did not pre-cook cheeses and egg - instead added to cooled spinach and onion mixture. ----------- For the reviewer looking for suggestions on shaping triangles: I used 3 sheets of filo per turnover, brushing with butter between each layer. Cut layered sheets lengthwise with a pizza cutter into long strips. Put spinach filling at lower end of strip and fold bottom corner up over filling to side edge (at a 45 degree angle), forming a triangle - then fold triangle over to opposite edge (like folding a flag) and continue this back and forth motion. At the end seal edges with extra melted butter. Keep extra filo sheets covered with cling film to prevent them from drying out while you work. Hope this helps! - 15 Sep 2008
Used different ingredients. These were really good but I altered the recipe a bit. I added a clove of garlic, substituted ricotta for the cottage cheese and added 4 TBS of Parmesan. To cut the filo I used a pizza wheel and it worked much better than a knife, which usually tears the dough. - 15 Sep 2008
Something else. This recipe took some time, but was fun to make. I had never used filo pastry and a friend gave me some good pointers. Keep the pastry covered with cling film then a wet towel to keep it from drying out. Only take out what you need. I used two sheets of pastry instead of one, I also cut the pastry (width wise) into ~ 4-5cm strips which made the triangles smaller. This was a better "finger food" size for the party I made them for. Also, doing it this way made enough to stick in the freezer for another occasion. I think I made ~100 triangles. I will make this recipe again. Thank you. - 15 Sep 2008