In Albanian, this savory spinach pie is called Byrek Mi Spinaq and, with its delicate layers of phyllo dough, spinach, and cream, it's a very popular dish. The pie can also be frozen after it is assembled and thawed before baking.
Well I made this WITHOUT any oil. Just added mozzarella cheese as a quickie dinner with a salad. It was delicious.
No offense, Martha, but where on Earth did you get this recipe? It's way short on ingredients and, most likely, flavor. It should also have feta cheese in it. My recipe blows this one away. I don't do many things well, but this one I do very well. That's the only reason I'm saying this. And, yes, I am Albanian.
Delicious!!! Didn't think we could eat a whole baking sheet full, so halved the recipe, but we've snarfed it down so quickly, am now making more!! Absolutely wonderful.
The only change I'd make is maybe not using so much canola... the bottom seemed slightly too oily, but still had a lovely crispy crunch.
Definitely a keeper recipe. Would also be great for a potluck or large gathering (but make LOTS, 'cause it'll go fast!).
P.S. Hint: no need to chop the spinach!!