Spinach In Puff Pastry (Ispanakli Börek)


  • 600 grams of fresh spinach
  • 8 small sheets of puff pastry
  • 1 medium onion
  • 5 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons of margarine
  • 1¼ glass of milk


Preheat the oven to approx. 150º C.
Wash the spinach. Peel the onion and cut it into small pieces. Fry the chopped onion in two tablespoons of olive oil, put the lid on the pan and leave the onion to simmer for 4 to 5 minutes on a low heat until golden brown. Cut the spinach into 1 cm pieces and add them to the onion. Remove the pan from the heat and add salt and pepper to taste. Leave the spinach mix to cool off a little, then mix one egg in it and stir well. Use a baking sheet of 30 cm diameter (approximately) and grease it well with one tablespoon of olive oil. Melt the margarine in a different pan, add the milk and the remaining olive oil, mix an egg through the lukewarm mixture and stir well. Dip four small sheets of puff pastry through the milk mixture and place them on the baking sheet. Add the spinach filling and cover it with the four remaining sheets of puff pastry (that have been dipped into the milk mixture as well). Close by repeatedly pressing the edges with a fork. Bake everything for approx. 30 minutes in the preheated oven until golden brown. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and pour a spoonful of water over the dish. Cover the baking sheet and wait for 20 minutes before serving.

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