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Hey, foodie friends! I have a delightful treat for you today – Vegetarian Spinach and Feta Puff Pastry Bites. These little pockets of joy are not just delicious, but they’re also vegetarian-friendly! Bursting with flavor and featuring a fantastic texture, they make a perfect appetizer for your next gathering or a snack to brighten your day. Let’s dive in!
- 2 sheets of frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1 egg (for egg wash)
- 2 cups of fresh spinach leaves
- 1 cup of feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. This helps our bites not to stick.
- In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, cooking until they become translucent and aromatic – about 3-5 minutes.
- Next, add the spinach to the pan and cook until it’s wilted. This should only take about 2-3 minutes. Season this mixture with a pinch of salt and black pepper to your liking.
- Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool slightly before stirring in the crumbled feta cheese. Now you’ve got your filling!
- Roll out one sheet of the thawed puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Cut the pastry into squares, roughly 2×2 inches each.
- Now it’s time to fill these pastries up! Spoon a small amount of the spinach and feta mixture into the center of each square.
- Beat your egg in a small bowl and brush the edges of the squares with the egg wash. Then, fold the pastry squares diagonally to create triangles. Press the edges together to seal, and use a fork to create a decorative pattern on the edges.
- Place your filled bites onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with more of the egg wash to give them a delightful golden-brown finish.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until puffed up and golden. Allow them to cool slightly before serving.
And there you have it! These Vegetarian Spinach and Feta Puff Pastry Bites are a sure crowd-pleaser. Serve them hot and enjoy the shower of compliments. Happy cooking!
Un Seattle Gourmand