Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Spinach-Feta Fatayer

I used this recipe Spinach Fatayer and I made mine with a half of a (large) bag of frozen chopped spinach, 1.5 small chopped onion, sauteed on medium low until soft, then cook the spinach in with this, add salt and pepper and I threw in about 1/2 tbsp. of sumac and I also doubled the recipe. After I let this cool I added maybe 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (or you can leave it out). You can make them small like the recipe states or make them larger. They were really good, I will try them with a different dough recipe next time and maybe some vinegar instead of the lemon juice, but overall the filling is great. They are really good, but not like the ones I am used to buying at the Mediterranean Deli, the dough is more like pastry dough in this recipe, stay tuned as I try out different recipes :)


  • For the Dough:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • For the Spinach Filling:
  • 1/2 pound fresh spinach, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground sumac


In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Add oil and begin to knead dough. Once oil is absorbed, add warm water. Knead into an elastic dough.

Shape dough into 2 inch diameter balls. Cover and set aside.

Preheat over to 425 degrees.

Wash spinach and soak spinach in salted water while you chop vegetables. Rinse spinach and dry thoroughly with paper towel.

Combine and toss filling ingredients.

Place 2 teaspoons of filling in the center of each ball of dough. Cover filling with dough and form into triangular shape.

Bake for 10-15 on greased baking sheet, until golden brown.

Allow to cool 5 minutes and serve immediately.