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Showing posts with label roll. Show all posts

Phyllo Dough Spinach Roll

It is quite common in Greece to make just Spinach pie or just Cheese pie. And they are very delicious.  This recipe is a nice alternative to the Cheese-Spinach pie for people who don't want to have any dairy.  Enjoy!

12 servings (approximately 1.5-2 oz each serving).

The following ingredients will make 3 phyllo spinach rolls.

12 oz bag of frozen spinach (thawed and strained well to remove any excess water)
12 sheets of phyllo dough
¾ cup chopped green onion
3 tbs olive oil
1 tsp parsley (either fresh or dried)
1 tsp dill (either fresh or dried)
¼ tsp freshly ground nutmeg
Salt and pepper to taste
4 tbs olive oil for brushing between the phyllo dough sheets

Defrost the spinach and squeeze any excess water with your hands. Set aside.

In a saucepan heat the 3 tbs of olive oil. Saute the green onions and add the spinach. Heat through. Remove from heat. Add the parsley, dill, ground nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Mix well together. Set aside.

In the meantime, line a cookie sheet with wax paper that’s brushed with olive oil. Set aside. 

Separate 12 sheets of phyllo dough (you can re-freeze the leftover phyllo dough as long as you wrap it in saran wrap first, then in aluminum foil).

Take 1 sheet of phyllo at a time and brush it from the 4 tbs of olive oil that you have set aside for that purpose. Take another sheet of phyllo dough and place it on top of the other and brush with olive oil. Repeat with the 3rd and 4th sheets of phyllo dough, while brushing with olive oil in between sheets.

Take 1/3 of the mixture and place it alongside the prepared sheets of phyllo dough. 

Fold the sides to hold in the filling. 

Then start from the end towards you, and roll away from you. 

Once you complete the roll, brush with olive oil and place it in a cookie pan lined with wax paper, that’s also brushed with olive oil. 

Repeat the above steps for the other two rolls. 

Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven 30 minutes till golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it cool before cutting. 

Right out of the oven.
 Cut and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving (50.9 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 97
Calories from Fat 67
Total Fat 7.4g
Saturated Fat 1.1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 69mg
Total Carbohydrates 6.5g
Dietary Fiber 1.0g
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 1.6g

Meatloaf stuffed with hard boiled eggs

This is another dish that my mother used to make as a Sunday meal.  It's a nice alternative to plain meatloaf.  You can serve it either with rice (my mother used to make rice with it, or french fries) or mashed potatoes.  I prefer it with mashed potatoes and a bit of gravy from the pan drippings on the side.  Enjoy!!!

Makes 8 servings (approximately 5oz each serving = 2” slice)

1.5lbs ground turkey

½ cup shredded onion

1 tsp shredded garlic (about 2 small cloves)

½ cup chopped parsley

1 tsp salt

1 tsp freshly ground pepper

¼ cup bread crumbs

4 hard-boiled eggs

Before baking:

¼ cup olive oil

Pinch of salt and pepper

Turn on the stove and boil 4 eggs in water for about 10 minutes. Turn the heat off. Leave the eggs in the hot water till you are ready to use them.

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees Farhenheit.

Peel and wash the onion. Shred it in a cheese grater. Set aside. Peel and shred the garlic or press through a garlic press. Set aside. Clean, wash and fine-chop the parsley. Set aside.

In a bowl, mix together the ground turkey, the shredded onion, the shredded garlic and chopped parsley. Add the breadcrumbs to hold everything together. Add the salt and pepper. Mix together till all the ingredients are well incorporated. 
  Meatloaf mixture

Cut a large piece of wax paper and set on the counter. This is where you are going to roll out the ground turkey mixture. Take the ground turkey mixture and flatten it with your hands in a rectangle, about ½ inch thick.
Meatloaf mixture flattened

 In the meantime clean the eggs. Take one egg at a time and lay in the middle of the ground turkey mixture. Take the edges of the wax paper and roll up till you have the eggs covered with the ground turkey mixture. 

Roll all the way till the eggs are completely covered and press together to seal the eggs inside the ground turkey mixture.  Tuck the ends under. Place in an oven proof pan. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper and drizzle it with the olive oil.

Cover with aluminum foil. 

Bake at 350 degree oven for one and a half hour. Towards the end uncover and bake for 10-15 minutes, till golden brown. Serve with mashed potatoes and gravy from the pan drippings. 


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4.568oz(129.5g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310
Calories from Fat 184
Total Fat 20.4g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 180mg
Sodium 440mg
Total Carbohydrates 3.8g
Dietary Fiber 0.5g
Sugars 0.7g
Protein 26.7g