Saturday, July 24, 2010

Fatayer bi Sabanakh


My post earlier about Mediterranean food made me want some! The fatayer (spinach pies) I had at the restaurant were so good that I wanted to try it out myself at home. Got this recipe from a wonderful book "Classic Vegetarian Cooking From The Middle East and N. Africa". The book asks for pizza dough so I looked no further than Trader Joe's for their pre-made pizza doughs. Worked out perfectly! They were delicious and not as tart (from lemon) as the ones I had at Gaby's. I didn't mind though. They were chewy and crisp on the outside and really lovely inside. Steamy spinach, nuts (in my case almonds because I didn't have pine nuts), onions, sumac and a touch of lemon.


Inside shot.


With a side of baby lettuce salad with balsamic vinaigrette. Perfect summer dining on the patio.

7 comments:

Jackie Smith (the other one) said...

That looks like perfect summer food! Are there other traditional fillings besides spinach?

kmouse said...

I think the other traditional filling is meat but I'm not sure. I can see using this basic recipe to try different veggie fillings.

seitanismymotor.com said...

One day I have to read all the past posts on your blog, make notes and buy all those fantastic cookbooks you have! These spinach pies look so amazing!

Carrie said...

Yum!! What a perfect summer meal. :)

VeganCraftastic said...

Delicious, I've never made spinach pies before!

sophia said...

those look really nice. and very prettily folded. spinach pies are the best!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

That inside shot is killer!!!