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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 171.0
  • Total Fat: 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 14.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g

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Fatayer (Spinach Pies)

Submitted by: ZENQUAKER


Closely adapted from a recipe at These are amazing. Don't be intimidated by the prep time--these are straightforward and well worth the labor! Closely adapted from a recipe at These are amazing. Don't be intimidated by the prep time--these are straightforward and well worth the labor!
Number of Servings: 16



    4 tsp active dry yeast
    1 tsp sugar or other real sweetener
    1 c lukewarm water
    3 1/2 c all purpose flour
    1/2 tsp salt


    2 small onions
    1 1/2 tsp salt
    10 oz fresh spinach
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    juice of 1 lemon
    1/2 c olive oil (1/3 c for filling, 1/6 c for brushing)


Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

1. Dice the spinach and onions in a food processor. Sprinkle them with the 1 1/2 tsp salt, stir, and set aside.

2. Stir together the warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let sit for 10 minutes until frothy.

3. Meanwhile, sprinkle the canola oil over the flour and work with your hands for about 5 minutes until smooth.

4. Add the 1/2 tsp salt to the yeasty water and stir. Add the water to the flour and oil, and work together until everything is uniformly mixed and dough is smooth.

5. Place dough in a warm place to rise for one hour.

6. Divide dough into 16 balls and let rest between two damp towels for 10 minutes.

7. While the dough balls rest, thoroughly squeeze the excess water out of the spinach/onion mixture. Add lemon juice, black pepper, and olive oil, and mix.

8. Roll each dough ball out into a circle. Place a heaping teaspoonful of filling in the middle, then fold the circle closed. You can make it into the traditional triangle by mentally dividing the dough into three sections, folding the upper left and right sides together, and pulling up the bottom triangular section. Press the dough together to seal.

9. Place the pies seam-side down on lightly oiled cookie sheets. Brush the pies with olive oil.

10. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown. Put the pies under the broiler for 3 minutes to brown the tops if desired.

Serve at room temperature.

Makes 16 one-pie servings.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ZENQUAKER.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    AWESOME! Thanks so much... these were definately a hit!! - 4/16/10

    Reply from ZENQUAKER (4/16/10)
    Thanks for the great rating! Just to let you know--when I looked at the nutritional info when reading your rating it seemed off to me. I accidentally switched the amounts of flour and sugar. It's now correct. You may want to go back and re-enter it in your nutrition tracker (fewer cals!)

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  • This was awesome - 4/27/10

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