Nona's spinach pie

    Nona's spinach pie

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    40min


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    About this recipe: My Greek friend makes a similar pie with feta, spinach, eggs, onion, nutmeg and filo. Where the pie originates from - Italy or Greece - comes up everytime we share a piece of pie. I use puff or in fact any savoury pastry available at the supermarket.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 1kg spinach
    • 200g ricotta
    • 50g raisins, soaked
    • 50g pine nuts
    • 100g pancetta (optional)
    • good handful parmesan to taste
    • 2 eggs
    • salt and pepper
    • pinch nutmeg
    • frozen puff pastry

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Cook spinach, drain. Saute pancetta; add spinach. Turn off heat and add cheeses, pine nuts, eggs, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
    2. Grease tin, roll pasty, add filling, cover with pastry.
    3. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 minutes or until golden.

    Parmesan cheese

    Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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