*Fresh Spinach may also be used. You will need 2 ½ pounds or or so of fresh spinach. Just steam it, squeeze, and drain it, and carry on with the recipe.
**Be conservative with adding salt at first, as feta and cottage cheese can both be salty. Adjust flavor after all ingredients are combined.
***Thaw filo by leaving in the refrigerator overnight. Place on counter for 2 hours before using.