Simple Spinach and Feta Rolls

This spinach and feta roll recipe is simply to make and full of flavour. Spinach and feta rolls are an Australian staple and can be found at bakeries and cafes across the country. They are a delicious vegetarian alternative to sausage rolls, which are also one of Australia’s favourite foods.

You can eat these rolls can as a snack, party food or as a healthy and filling main meal. To make a full size roll, cook them without cutting into smaller pieces.


INGREDIENTS

200 grams, or 7 ounces, crumbled feta cheese

200 grams, or 7 ounces, cooked spinach

1/2 cup of panko or breadcrumbs

1 egg, beaten

1 small yellow onion

1 clove garlic

2 sheets of puff pastry, thawed

Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 200 C, or 400 F.

2. Cook the spinach, and squeeze out any excess water using a spatula or spoon.

3. Chop the onion and garlic into small pieces.

4. Mix together the spinach, feta, onion, garlic, panko or bread crumbs until the mix has a slightly wet consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

5. Roll out a puff pastry sheet until it is thin enough to wrap around the mixture but not too thin to break. Spoon the spinach and feta mixture into the middle of the sheet, and roll the sides around so it is the shape of a sausage. Press the pastry together to seal it closed. Cut the roll into 4 pieces. Repeat with the second pastry sheet.

6. Brush the top of each roll with the beaten egg, and then place on a baking sheet in the oven. Cook for around 20 minutes or until the top is golden.

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