Parmesan Straws

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From: EatingWell Magazine November/December 1993

These crispy Parmesan nibbles are perfect for entertaining because they can be prepared in advance and stored in tins or frozen.

Ingredients 60 servings

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  • 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

Preparation

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  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.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 week or freeze for up to 2 months.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 16 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 1 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 10 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 9 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 41 mg sodium; 3 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: free food

Reviews 1

December 22, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Yummy. The cayenne pepper is a great addition.