These crispy Parmesan nibbles are perfect for entertaining because they can be prepared in advance and stored in tins or frozen.
About 5 dozen straws
Active Time: 25 minutes |
Total Time: 45 minutes
1 large egg white
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, (optional)
6 sheets phyllo dough, (14 x 18 inches)
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese, divided
Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
Whisk together egg white, oil, salt and cayenne, if using, in a small bowl.
Lay a sheet of phyllo on a work surface with a short side toward you. Keep remaining phyllo sheets covered with plastic wrap or wax paper. With a pastry brush, lightly coat the lower half of the sheet with the egg-white mixture and sprinkle with about 2 teaspoons cheese. Fold the upper half over to cover the lower half. Brush the right half of the folded sheet with egg-white mixture, sprinkle with a heaping teaspoon of cheese and fold the left half over the cheese. Brush the bottom half of the folded sheet with the egg-white mixture, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon cheese and fold the upper half over the lower half. Finally, brush the top with the egg-white mixture and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon cheese. Cut into ten 1/2-inch strips using a knife or serrated pastry cutter. With a wide spatula, transfer the strips to the prepared baking sheet, placing them about 1/2 inch apart. Repeat the procedure with the remaining 5 sheets of phyllo, egg-white mixture and cheese.
Bake the straws until golden and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.
Per straw :
1 g Fat;
0 g Sat;
0 g Mono;
1 mg Cholesterol;
1 g Carbohydrates;
1 g Protein;
0 g Fiber;
38 mg Sodium;
2 mg Potassium
Exchanges: Free Food
Tips & Notes
Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 week or freeze for up to 2 months.