THESE PIES are traditionally made on Clean Monday, the first day of Lent in the Greek Orthodox tradition, so they have no cheese, unlike most greens pies. A great finger food for a buffet lunch or dinner, a meze spread or a picnic, hortopites can be fried in advance and served at room temperature.
In a large skillet, heat the oil and sauté the fennel, leek and onion for 4 minutes, or until soft. Add the scallions and sauté for 1 minute more. Add the greens and sauté, stirring frequently, until they start to wilt. Stir in the parsley and dill and cook just until wilted. Remove from the heat and add salt and pepper to taste. Let cool.
Working with 1 portion at a time, cut the phyllo into 4-inch squares. Place
In a large skillet, heat 2 inches of a combination of olive and safflower oil over medium high
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