That’s right! Despite the odds and Bluto’s obvious height advantage over Popeye, Bluto always got his ass kicked because Popeye ate his spinach like the good cartoon guy he was. Spinach is excellent for our bodies, with over 21 vitamins and a healthy dose of iron. It is also a remarkably versatile food, as it can be eaten raw in salads, with eggs or in sandwiches and can be steamed, sautéed or added to any number of soups, casseroles or meat dishes.
This recipe is one of our ‘go to’ meals, especially during the work week when the hustle and bustle have us too busy to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, but we still want the nutrients and heart of a home cooked meal. Mr. Cheese started making this spinach pie for us many years ago, after we experimented with spanikopita and wanted to achieve the same taste on busy nights, but in a hurry and without all the fuss. It has just four ingredients that work in such harmony together, they don’t really need additional seasoning. Perfect with a small salad and even better with a glass of Pinot.
Mr. Cheese’s Spinach Pie
2 cups of cooked spinach, chopped
9″ deep dish pie crust
Scramble the eggs in a bowl, then add the spinach and feta and combine. Pour into the pie crust and let settle, tapping on the counter a time or two to remove bubbles at the top if there are any. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until the top is browned and the pie is cooked through. Serves 4 to 6
**If you are watching that gorgeous waistline, substitute 2 egg whites for each whole egg or try Egg Beaters.