Spinach Pies, فطاير سبانخ
Yield: 42 pies

Spinach Pies (Fatayer Sabanekh)


Ingredients


Dough

  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • ¾ cup olive or canola oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg (optional)

Filling

  • 2 lb fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice, adjust to taste
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. Summac, adjust to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup raisins (optional)

Variation: Spinach can be replaced by purslane.

Directions

  1. Place the thoroughly washed and chopped spinach in a strainer or colander.  Add 2 tsp. salt and squeeze out excess liquid from the spinach and place in a bowl. 

  2. Combine the spinach with the remaining filling ingredients.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add oil and begin to knead dough.

  4. Once oil is absorbed, add warm water. Knead into an elastic dough.

  5. With a rolling pin, roll dough on a floured surface as thin as possible (5mm thick) and cut out 2" circles.

  6. Place 1 tbsp. of filling in the center of each dough circle and shape into a triangle.

  7. Place the pies on greased baking sheets and bake in a preheated oven 425F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

  8. Serve hot or warm.

The following pictures show two ways of shaping the pies into triangles.

Method 1

Making the Pies in steps, طريقة عمل الفطاير

Method 2

Making the Pies in steps, طريقة عمل الفطاير