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    Spinach Borek (Ispanakli Borek)



    • 1 fillo dough package, defrosted
    • 1 sticks of butter, melted
    • 1 pound spinach, chopped
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 1/2 pound feta cheese, crumbled
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 eggs
    • Salt & pepper, to taste



    • Saute the onions in the olive oil.
    • Add spinach, and cook for 10 minutes at medium heat.
    • Add salt, and turn the heat off. Add pepper, and mix.
    • Let this cool off to the side
    • In a separate bowl, combine feta cheese with 2 eggs.
    • When the spinach cools down, combine with the feta cheese and eggs.


    • Brush a layer of filo dough with melted butter.
    • Add a second layer of filo dough over top, and brush that layer with melted butter as well.
    • Spread a tablespoon of the spinach mixture across the short edge of the filo dough. Fold in the ends and roll from short edge to short edge to create a roll.
    • If you want to freeze them for use later, freeze at this point, stacking them with a layer of greaseproof paper between each roll.

    Cooking the borek

    • Once you are ready to cook the borek, brush with egg and place in a baking tray.
    • Bake at 350*F for about 40 minutes or until golden brown.
    • If you are cooking from frozen, there is no need to defrost first.