Matzo Spanakopita

 

"Our version of matzo 'lasagna' gets the Greek treatment when married with the classic spinach pie. Here, matzo replaces the commonly used phyllo dough, giving the spanakopita heartiness and crunch, and coming closer to how it is prepared on the Greek islands. Serve it as a dairy side dish or a great vegetarian entrΓ©e. You may find you like this version even more than the traditional one!" Reprinted with permission from Matzo: 35 Recipes for Passover and All Year Long by Michele Streit Heilburn and David Kirschner (Clarkson Potter 2017).

What you will need

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

2 tablespoons potato starch

2 cups whole milk

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg

1 teaspoon kosher salt

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1 cup sliced shallots

1 garlic clove, thinly sliced

1 pound fresh spinach or one 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (from 1 lemon)

4 sheets matzo

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted

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