One thing this Ramadan has brought for me is the testing out of several new appetizers. I’ll admit my repetoire in this department is limited but luckily I’ve tried several new things. I’m going to be posting several of them over the next few days. First up is a cheesy puffy appetizer. I originally saw the idea for this recipe from Christine at Moroccan Food on About.com. I didn’t have the time or energy to make the dough from scratch — enter puff pastry. Normally I don’t buy this because it’s kind of pricy but sometimes the price outweighs the time it would take me to make the dough. So in keeping with my motto for this year at work “Work smarter not harder” I went the easy way.
The ingredients are fairly simple and could easily be changed 100 different ways. This recipe made 24 .
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 6 triangles of Laughing Cow Cheese
- handful of chopped parsley
- 2 cloves garlic chopped finely
- 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
- handful of olives chopped
- 1 package (2 sheets) of puff pasty
- 1 egg (for eggwash)
This is what they will look like when folded up.
Continue filling and folding until you have used up all of the filling or the dough. It should come out just about right. Beat an egg and then brush the pastries with the eggwash to brown them up. When filling the baking sheet don’t worry too much about spacing. These pastries won’t spread out though they will puff up. Bake in a 350F oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.