This is a perfect appetizer that can be made with a group of friends with lots of filling and folding for everyone to bond over. The feta and spinach combination taste great too.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, finely diced
315g frozen spinach, thawed, drained, chopped and squeezed dry
1 teaspoon salt
100g feta cheese, crumbled
125g cottage cheese
1 egg, whisked
1 packet filo pastry
280g unsalted butter, melted
Prep: 45 minutes
|Cook: 15 minutes
Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and slowly cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Add spinach and salt then make sure all liquid has evaporated from spinach. Stir in feta, cottage cheese and egg. Cook and stir until thickened; 5 to 10 minutes. Reduce heat to simmer.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
Unroll filo pastry sheets on a flat surface. Keep a damp tea towel over the sheets while you work. Lay out a sheet on a clean work surface and brush with unsalted butter. Cut into strips approximately 12cm wide and layer the strips one on top of another so that you have a strip that is 3 sheets thick.
Place 1 tablespoon of the onion, spinach and feta mixture at one end of the filo pastry strip. Fold the end of the strip over the filling so that it forms a triangle. Continue folding the strip in triangles until a small, triangular stuffed pastry remains. Brush with unsalted butter. Repeat with remaining filo until you have used all of the filling.
Arrange stuffed triangles on a large baking tray. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Serve warm.