Thursday, April 17, 2008

Uruguay Torta Pascualina Egg and Spinach Hors D'oeuvres


  • 12 filo pastry
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups cooked spinach, squeezed dry
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 6 hard-boiled egg, sliced

  • Directions:
    1. Brush a 9 x 12 x 2 inch baking pan with butter.
    2. Cover with 3 layers filo dough, brushing the surface of each layer with melted butter.
    3. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon grated cheese over the third layer. Cover with 3 more layers, brushing each layer with butter.
    4. Combine 4 tablespoons grated cheese, with the spinach, salt, pepper, nutmeg, cream and flour and mix well.
    5. Spread over the layered dough and cover with the egg slices. Repeat the procedure with the remaining 6 leaves of dough brushing each layer with butter, brush the top layer generously with melted butter.
    6. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F. oven for 50 minutes until crisp, flaky and golden. Cut into serving pieces and serve hot or cold. Serves 8.

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