There is a high demand on spinach and cheese börek in my lovely household since the first time I posted the recipe HERE. Although I made a lot of potato börek before, the one with spinach is absolutely a new addition in my list of favorite Turkish recipes. Hubby would suggest börek either for breakfast, lunch, or dinner almost every time I ask him for help with the weekly menu. By the way, I improved my recipe a bit by adding more ingredients.
The top part is definitely crisp.
See that yummy cheesy goodness.
Husband just confessed that he likes my cooking better than MIL. Shhhh! Seni seviyorum annecim!! :)
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
2 cups chopped spinach
1 onions, chopped
1/2 cup yogurt
2 eggs, beaten
4 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup milk
4 pcs. filo pastry*
1/4 cup sesame seeds
salt and black pepper to taste
-Combine eggs, milk, yogurt and 3 tbp of oil. Mix well until smooth.
-Combine spinach, onion, and 1 tbsp of oil. Season with salt and black pepper.
-Coat a rectangular baking dish with oil.
-Arrange the first layer of filo pastry, brush it with the egg mixture, top it with crumbled cheese, then cover with another layer of filo.
-Repeat the same process, following the cheese-spinach-cheese layering order.
-Brush the remaining egg mixture on the last layer and then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
-Slice the pastry into desired size before baking in the oven for 25 minutes.
Yield: Good for 4 servings.
*I used lumpia wrappers as alternative.