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Spinach Fatayer Recipe

Spinach Fatayer

Fatayer is another kind of Lebanese pie which uses the same dough as Sambousek, but filled with spinach, or it can be filled with swiss chard, or even with purslane. It is also a dish from our Lebanese Mezze.

Ingredients for the dough:

3 cups of all purpose flour
a pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon of instant dried yeast
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup of water

Preparation of the dough:

Sift the flour with the salt, mix with oil, add the yeast
Add the water, mixing by hand until the dough is soft
Rub it all with oil , place it in a bowl and cover with a clean towel and leave it for about 2 hours to rise

Ingredients of the filling:

1 kilo of fresh spinach
1 large white onion chopped finely
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon seven spices
handful of pine seeds
1 tablespoon of grenadine molasses
juice of one lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon sumac

Spinach Fatayer  Filling

Preparation of the filling:

- Preheat the oven to 180

- Cut the spinach and wash, keep in a strainer, add all the remaining ingredients to the spinach keeping them in the strainer. The spinach will wilt

Spinach Fatayer Filled

Spinach Fatayer ready for Baking

- Roll the dough very thinly on a floured surface, and cut into 7 cm circles

- Put in the center of each circle 1 teaspoon of filling and pinch the dough to form a triangle

- Place all the Fatayer on a oiled tray and bake for about 30 minutes until golden, or if you want you can deep fry them instead

- Makes about 60 pieces.
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