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Zucchini-And-Basil Filo

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Category: Vegetables, Main Dish, Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 pk Frozen filo pastry
  • 6 md Zucchini
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 3/4 c Pine nuts
  • 2 tb Virgin olive oil
  • 1 sm Red onion
  • - diced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • Pepper
  • 2 Garlic clove; minced
  • 1/2 c Chopped basil
  • - (loosely packed)
  • 3 tb Parsley, minced
  • 1/4 c White wine or water
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2/3 c Parmesan, grated
  • 3 oz Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 8 tb Unsalted butter; melted
  • - (or a mixture of
  • - butter and olive oil)


PREHEAT OVEN TO 350F. Remove filo pastry from freezer and let it come to
room temperature while you prepare the filling. Unfold the dough, and cut
the stack of sheets in two. If you are making just one recipe, refold half
the dough, and wrap it in plastic. It can either be refrozen or kept for a
few days in the refrigerator. Cover the sheets to be used with a sheet of
waxed paper covered in turn with a damp kitchen towel, to keep them from
becoming dry and brittle. Grate the zucchini on the large holes of a hand
grater or in a food processor. Toss with the salt and set aside for 30
minutes. Then drain and squeeze dry in a clean kitchen towel. Roast the
pine nuts for 5-to-8 minutes in oven, chop them finely, and set them aside.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and saute the onion until it begins
to soften, about 2 minutes. Add the zucchini, season with freshly ground
black pepper, and cook another 4 minutes; then add the garlic, basil,
parsley and white wine or water. Cover for 3 to 4 minutes, and remove from
heat. Beat the eggs, stir in the cheeses, then cook the vegetables. Check
the seasoning. Brush a 9-by-13-by-2-inch pan with the melted butter and lay
a sheet of filo pastry with butter, or mixture of butter and olive oil, and
continue buttering and layering, until you have used half the sheets.
Scatter half of the chopped pine nuts between several of the layers. Brush
the top layer with butter and spread the filling over it. Continue layering
the rest of the pastry sheets. If the butter begins to congeal, reheat it
so it spreads easily. Cut the assembled pastry into 3-inch squares, then
into diamonds, making sure you cut through all the layers; refrigerate the
pastry if you will not be baking right away. Bake in a preheated 400F oven
for 40 to 50 minutes, or until browned. Serve the pastries warm from the
oven, slightly cooled, or at room temperature. Makes one 9-by-13-inch filo

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