Nettle Spanakoppites 2

This is our take on the classic Greek dish.


  • Half a carrier bag of nettles
  • 1 onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Pepper
  • 125g of crumbled feta cheese
  • 135g of filo pastry
  • 50g of melted butter
  • Sesame seeds
  • Honey

How to make Nettle Spanokoppites

  • Blanch the nettles
  • Heat the oil and fry the onion until soft
  • Add the nettles and cook for a few minutes
  • Leave to cool
  • Add the feta, egg and pepper
  • Lay out a sheet of filo pastry
  • Brush with oil, scatter on a few thyme leaves then lay another sheet of filo pastry on top
  • Divide the mixture and spoon a portion onto the centre of the pastry
  • Using the back of a spoon, flatten the mixture into a rectangle
  • Fold the 2 long sides, then fold the bottom up over the filling and the top down to form a parcel, using the butter to paint the pastry
  • Toast some sesame seeds in a dry pan
  • Fry the parcels for a couple of minutes on the folded side
  • Flip over and cook the other side
  • Drizzle with honey and sprinkle on some sesame seeds

Nettle Spanokoppites
We often make nettle spanokoppites on our 1 day foraging course.  You can see loads of photos from this course, as well as all of our others, on our Facebook page.

About Gary

Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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