Can a creamy, salty decadent comfort food also be a little bit good for you?
Just add some greens.
Fox News Channel’s chief congressional correspondent and senior political correspondent stopped by “Fox & Friends” Thursday to share a family favorite recipe for spanakopita—a cheesy, spinach pie that’s a favorite in Greek restaurants around the world.
Emanuel’s wife said that cooking together isn’t just about whipping up something to eat. It's a great way to pass the time with family.
“You know, we just kept very busy. We cooked a lot,” she said, when asked by host Steve Doocy how the family deals with Emanuel’s long stints reporting on the road.
The recipe calls for three different types of cheeses—feta, fontinella, and cottage cheese—plus plenty of fresh herbs like parsley and scallions. The mixture is stuffed into layers of buttery filo dough then baked to crispy perfection. The versatile recipe can be made as one big baked dish, or individual, triangle-shaped pies, perfect for cocktail parties.
During “Cooking with ‘Friends’,” Emanuel’s kids proved to be pretty handy kitchen helpers, too. But the senior correspondent admitted that when it comes to kitchen duties, his expertise comes toward the end of meal prep.
“I’m the official taste-tester,” admitted Emanuel. “I’ll say it’s great and then go for seconds.”