Spinach-Feta Rolls

Spinach-Feta Rolls Category Appetizers 
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Ingredients And Procedures

----------------------------SPINACH-FETA FILLING---------------------------- 1 1/4 lb Spinach; fresh, stemmed and

--washed 1 tb Olive oil

3 bn Scallions, trimmed and

--chopped (1-1/2 c) 1/4 c Feta cheese; crumbled

2 tb Parmesan cheese, freshly

--grated 2 tb Dill; fresh, chopped

1 tb Lemon juice

Salt & pepper, to taste 2 lg Egg whites

-------------------------------PHYLLO PASTRY------------------------------- 8 Phyllo dough sheets (14x18")

1 lg Egg white

2 tb Olive oil

1/4 ts Salt

1 ts Poppy or sesame seeds, or a

--combination To make filling: Put spinach with water still clinging to the leaves in a large pot. Cover and cook over medium heat until the spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes. Drain and refresh with cold water. Squeeze the spinach quite dry and chop. In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add scallions and saute until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl and stir in spinach, feta, Parmesan, dill and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Beat egg whites lightly with a fork and stir into the spinach mixture. To form phyllo rolls: Set oven rack on the upper level; preheat to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet lightly with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk together egg white, oil and salt. Lay one sheet of phyllo on a work surface with a short side toward you. Brush lower half of the sheet with the egg-white mixture. Repeat this step with a second sheet of phyllo and set on top of the first. Spoon one-quarter of the spinach filling along one long edge. Tuck in the side edges and roll up, jelly-roll fashion. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining phyllo, egg-white mixture and filling, making 4 rolls in all. Brush tops of the rolls lightly with the egg-mixture and sprinkle with seeds, if desired. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. With a serrated knife, cut each roll diagonally into 9 pieces and serve hot. The rolls may be prepared, baked and sliced up to 2 days in advance. Reheat in a 350 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until heated through. Makes 36 appetizers.

39 calories per piece: 2 g protein, 2 g fat, 5 g carbohydrate; 77 mg

sodium; 1 mg cholesterol. **"Inspired by the Greek appetizer spanakopitakia, these rolls are easy to make for a crowd." --From Eating Well, May/June 1993.

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