A savory pie with a chicken and sweet potato filling nestled between flaky layers of phyllo dough with 3 types of cheese and a creamy béchamel sauce that will melt in your mouth.
This is a Greek classic that I compare to a pot pie. The filling has chicken, onion, carrots, celery, sweet potatoes and spinach along with a trio of fresh herbs including dill, parsley and mint as well as paprika.
Little cubes of gooey Gouda cheese and salty feta also find their way into the filling and the eggy sauce that holds it all together has Parmesan in it.
If you look in the Food Dictionary under “rich” I’m sure you’ll see this pie with its 3 cheeses and abundant amount of butter. All that is right and good in this world.
Look for the phyllo dough in the frozen food section of your market usually by the frozen dessert section. If you haven’t worked with phyllo before make sure to place it on a clean, wet dish towel with another one on top to keep it from drying out as you work.