Spinach pies are a popular savory pastry dish that originated in the Mediterranean region. They are typically made with a flaky pastry crust and a filling of spinach, onions, feta cheese, and sometimes other ingredients such as herbs and spices.
To make spinach pies, you first need to prepare the filling by sautéing chopped onions and garlic in olive oil until soft and translucent. Then add chopped spinach and cook until it’s wilted and most of the moisture has evaporated. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly before mixing in crumbled feta cheese and any other desired ingredients.
Next, roll out the pastry dough and cut it into rounds. Spoon a small amount of the spinach mixture onto each round, fold the dough over to form a half-moon shape, and crimp the edges with a fork to seal. Brush the tops with an egg wash and bake in a preheated oven until golden brown.
Spinach pies can be served warm or at room temperature and are often enjoyed as a snack or appetizer. They can also be a vegetarian main dish when accompanied by a salad or other side dishes.