A little while back I talked about my cousin Melissa coming to visit. She’s from my Mom’s side of the family. While she was here
I made her we decided to make some Mamaw’s Rolls and Spinach Pies. They are family recipes. Today’s spinach pies aren’t the pies I made with Melissa, these are savory and her’s are sweet. I really LOVED Melissa’s sweet spinach pies but thought I’d start with the more traditional savory pie before I blow your minds with the sweet version. I know what you’re thinking, sweet, spinach, no way that’s good. They are better than good, they’re awesome, but that’s for another day.
When I decided to make these I called my Mom to get her recipe for the filling. I have memories of my Mom making me savory spinach pies. I’m pretty sure I do, right Mom?
She had no idea what I was talking about. So either she blacked out that recipe or I dreamed up a really tasty dish Either way you’re going to love these!
They are a great snack for after school or to serve to friends when you have a party. This is a Middle Eastern inspired recipe (I think it comes from my Great Grandmother, or just my mind) so it makes a ton. My Mamaw came from a Catholic, Lebanese family so she was one of 13 kids. Wow!!! These are very inexpensive to make and they heat up well so the leftovers are awesome, perfect for a huge family!
- Dough for Mamaw's Rolls after rising
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion diced
- 1 garlic clove diced
- 2 10 oz. pkg frozen chopped spinach thawed and squeezed dry
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- pinch 1/8 tsp nutmeg (trust me)
- 1/2 c feta cheese crumbled
- preheat oven to 375
- heat olive oil in large skillet over med heat
- add onion and cook until softened, 3-4 min
- add garlic and cook 1-2 min, stirring so it doesn't burn
- squeeze spinach into a tight ball over sink to make sure that all the liquid has been drained (you don't want wet filling)
- add spinach to the onion and stir
- season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg
- allow to cook for 3-4 min
- turn off heat and allow to cool
- add feta cheese and stir to combine
- tear dough in half, then those halves in half and so on until you have 32 balls of dough
- on a floured surface, flatten dough and stretch to a square about 2 or 3 inches big
- place a tablespoon of the spinach filling into the center of the dough square
- pick up two corners and pinch them together over the center of the spinach
- take the middle of the opposite side and pinch it to the 2 corners and then pinch closed the sides. This will make a triangle, like the picture
- you could also fold the dough in half and make a rectangle, which ever is easiest
- place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20 to 25 min
- remove from oven and allow to cool
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