I made these for a party last weekend and they were pretty good, but not great. I froze some extras and warmed them today as a side for some soup, and thought I'd write a quick review.
I thought the filling was a bit bland, even after I added a couple cloves of garlic as suggested by other reviewers. I think I would use more garlic, more feta and less cottage cheese if I were to make this again. In addition, I wanted to mention that *squeezing* the juice from the spinach (rather than just draining it) seemed to yield filling with a nice texture.
I also wanted to give a suggestion for folding the pastry. I used one single sheet of phyllo for each triangle, and I brushed the surface with butter and folded it lengthwise in thirds before adding about one heaping TBSP filling and folding in triangles. The resulting pastries are probably bigger than originally intended, and it took double the filling to use up one package of phyllo. If you want them bite size, you could cut the phyllo in half lengthwise before doing the exact same thing with 1 tsp. filling.
All-in-all not bad, but not the showstopper I had hoped for. I think I can do better with some additional modifications to make the filling more flavorful.
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I made these for a party last weekend and they were pretty good, but not great. I froze some...