Pite/Byrek Me Spinaq (Spinach Pie)
Introducing the superstar of Albanian cuisine – Pite or Byrek me Spinaq. Packed full of spinach, feta cheese, and made with filo dough, it’s a crispy and delicious treat that’s perfect for your Eurovision party.
Byrek me spinaq is a traditional Albanian dish with a long history that dates back to the Ottoman Empire. Originally a rural dish, it was made with seasonal ingredients like spinach and cheese, and baked in a stone oven.
We originally made this for Mission Eurovision back in 2016 and it was an instant hit. Now we’re handing over to the experts who share their own variations and techniques.
This is the closest recipe we can find to how we made Byrek Me Spinaq in 2016. Featuring shop bought filo pastry, this takes just 20 minutes to prepare and 1 hour to cook.
Includes options for homemade filo. A simple filling here, but sometimes simple is best.
This recipe details how to make the dough from scratch. Total time is still only 2 hours and the payoff looks immense.