December 17, 2013

Meatless Monday : Spinach Feta Puffs



Here's my last minute Meatless Monday submission: Spinach Feta Puffs!
I made these bite size treats as a side along with soup but they are the perfect party appetizer too!
This recipe if from the Gooseberry Patch cookbook I am featuring and giving away this week:
"Hometown Christmas".

Be sure to visit my Facebook page to enter the Friend Referral Giveaway to win a copy of Gooseberry Patch's new cookbook, "Hometown Christmas"!

Ingredients:

Makes approx 16
  • 10 oz pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 3/4 to 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • optional: 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 17oz pkg frozen puff pastry, thawed

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix together spinach, feta cheese, onion, parsley, seasonings, and 2 beaten eggs.
  2. In a seperate bowl, whisk together remaining egg and water; set aside.
  3. Unfold pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface.
  4. Roll each sheet into a 12 inch square.
  5. Cut each pastry sheet into sixteen 3 inch squares with a pizza cutter.
  6. Place one tablespoon spinach mixture inthe center of each square.
  7. Fold squares over filling to form triangles.
  8. Brush edges with egg mixture; crimp edges with a fork to seal.
  9. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  10. Brush tops with remaining egg mixture.
  11. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until golden.
  12. Serve warm or at room temp.


Thaw, rinse, and drain a package of spinach.
In a bowl, mix together spinach, feta cheese, onion, parsley, seasonings, and 2 beaten eggs.
Unfold pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface.
Roll each sheet into a 12 inch square.
Cut each pastry sheet into twelve or sixteen 3 inch squares with a pizza cutter.
Little Ava likes to keep me company while I cook in the kitchen.
Place one tablespoon spinach mixture in the center of each square.
Fold squares over filling to form triangles.
Brush edges with egg mixture; crimp edges with a fork to seal.
Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Brush tops with remaining egg mixture.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until golden.

These Spinach Feta Puffs are so addictive I bet you can't eat just one! 
Serve them as an appetizer or side along with a thick creamy soup!
Be sure to visit my Facebook page to enter the Friend Referral Giveaway to win a copy of Gooseberry Patch's new cookbook, "Hometown Christmas"!
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