Byrek me Spinaq

Try this Byrek me Spinaq, Albanian spinach pie.  The taste is fantastic and worth a try!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Albania
Keyword: eggs, spinach


  • 1 lb bunches of spinach, chopped
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup feta cheese, diced
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 packet Phyllo dough sheets 1 packet about 28 sheets


  • In a bowl, sprinkle the chopped spinach with salt.
  • Add the feta, ½ cup of olive oil, onions, eggs and mix all together and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a 8 or 9” pie tin, brush the bottom with some olive oil ( you will be using approx. ½ cup of olive oil to brush the layers of Phyllo dough.
  • Lay two sheets of dough and brush with oil.
  • Let the dough hang over the pie tin about 1” around.
  • Repeat this process until ½ of the sheets are laid.
  • Pour in the spinach mixture.
  • Finish by covering the mixture with two sheet of dough at time, using the same method as the bottom half.
  • Roll the edges up like a pizza crust.
  • Bush the top with olive oil.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until a golden brown.
  • Serve warm.

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