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Parmesan Straws

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From EatingWell:  November/December 1993

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

Ingredients

Preparation

  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, salt and cayenne, if using, in a small bowl.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake the straws until golden and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.

Nutrition

Per straw : 16 Calories; 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

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