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Poppy & Sesame Seed Straws


From EatingWell:  May/June 1993

These crisp poppy-and-sesame-seed nibbles are perfect served with cocktails.

5 dozen straws | Active Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes



  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together egg white, oil and salt in a small bowl. Combine the poppy and sesame seeds in another small bowl.
  3. Lay a sheet of phyllo on a work surface with a short side toward you. Lightly coat the lower half of the sheet with the egg-white mixture with a pastry brush, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the seed mixture. Fold the upper half over to cover the lower half. Brush the right half of the folded sheet with egg-white mixture, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon seeds and fold the left half over the seeds. Brush the bottom half of the folded sheet with the egg-white mixture, sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon seeds and fold the upper half over. Finally, brush the top with the egg-white mixture and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon seeds. Cut into 10 short strips using a knife or serrated pastry cutter. Using a wide spatula, Transfer the strips to the prepared baking sheets, placing them about 1/2 inch apart. Repeat the procedure with the remaining 5 sheets of phyllo, egg-white mixture and seeds.
  4. Bake the straws until golden and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.


Per piece : 15 Calories; 1 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 2 g Carbohydrates; 0 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 23 mg Sodium; 4 mg Potassium

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 starch

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