‘What’s for dinner Hun’ asks Hubby, ‘Veggie Pie’ I replied, What, No meat?!!!
This is another John Whaite recipe – Squash, Gorgonzola and Rocket Spanakopita
I will serve with Polenta Chips which a made a while ago and froze.
Now, I priced up 500g of Rocket at Aldi, and although they are really good value, it still meant that it would be expensive at 89p for 70g, so I bought 2 packs of spinach instead at £1.35 each. The butternut squash was 59p, Gorgonzola was £1.29 plus 2 large eggs. The only thing I couldn’t get at Aldi was the Filo pastry, luckily I had some from a Sainsbury offer in the freezer, it was £1.
I cut the Butternut squash I to cubes and oven cooked it with olive oil and pepper, I did this yesterday when I cooked the beef, then cooked and left in the fridge.
Wilt the spinach and using a new j-cloth squeeze as much moisture out as you can, then add to the squash. Tear the cheese into small peices and mix the 3 together and add the eggs and combine. John’s recipe doesn’t have it, but I added a good scrape of nutmeg to the spinach as I cooked it – love that smell.
Take a flan dish or sandwich tin and start to layer up your filo sheets, using melted butter brushed on each sheet, 3 sheets on the bottom placed to create a star pattern i.e move each sheet round 90 degrees add your filling, squish it down then fold the layers of overhanging pastry to create a lid, brush more butter if needed, and definitely brush butter across the top before putting into a preheated oven 180 for 30 minutes, leave to cool for 10 minutes before eating.
A really tasty pie – no meat 😇
We served this with polenta chips (HM and frozen) and salad – yummm…..