Easy Parmesan Cheese Straws

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Cheese StrawsAre doing some entertaining? Whether you’re having a party or just want a fun appetizer or snack to make for your family, you want to keep it simple and easy. This recipe is a snap and can be made ahead of time. Try these for New Year’s!

servings: 12 cheese straws
prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 12 – 15 minutes
total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed in the refrigerator
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • ½ cup Pecorino Romano cheese, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper

Preparation:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375F.

Step 2: In a small bowl whisk together the egg and water and set aside.

Step 3: Lightly flour your surface and roll out one sheet of puff pastry until it forms a 12 inch square.

Step 4: Brush the egg mixture over the puff pastry and immediately sprinkle with ¼ cup Parmesan, ¼ cup Pecorino, ½ teaspoon salt, and a pinch of the black pepper. Gently pat down all of ingredients with your fingertips so that they press into the puff pastry and are embedded in the dough.

Step 5: Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter cut the pastry into 12 evenly sized strips. Handle each strip at the end with your fingers and gently twist it to form a loose spiral.

Step 6: Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the pastry is puffed up and lightly brown.

Step 7: Cool and serve at room temperature. Straws can be kept in an airtight container for up to 2 days before serving.

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