Saturday, March 14, 2009
Parmesan Puff Pastry and an Award!!!
This is a a recipe from Paula Deen. This is very simple to make and very addicting. I had these along with a chicken dinner the other night and could not stop eating them. They actually taste very light (not in calories though I'm sure). I love watching Paula Deen on Food Network but sometimes I think her cooking is a bit "over the top." It's just so rich. My husband enjoys a lot of her recipes and most of the time he will ask for something she has made and I'll cook it. I prefer Ina Garen and Giada's cooking because it just doesn't seem as rich. But Paula is a hoot. Lots of fun to watch. I also love watching Guy's show "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives." Boy do some of those dishes ever look good. Those are my type of places - good homestyle type food at a good price. I love diners. There are hardly any good ones down here in Virginia although I do know of one. We had tons of them on Long Island. I'll tell you something also that is very, very true. The best diners are owned by Greek people. I can already tell when I walk into a diner if it is Greek owned simply by the desserts and menu. When a restaurant opened down in Powhatan where we also have a house (and this area is country, real country), I was recluctant to try it. I don't like wasting money on food that isn't great and most places around here do need meet my standards of good food. Anyhow, when this place opened and I saw the desserts when I walked in, I imediately asked if Greek people ran the place (call me weird). They called the cook from the kitchen, who was also the owner and lo and behold he was Greek. Needless to say the place is great. You can always trust a Greek run and owned restaurant to be great.
Anyhow enough of that. I have also been given an award by Donna of My Tasty Treasures . Thank you Donna. I am always so thrilled to receive an award. If you haven't checked out her blog, please do. Donna has some great recipes and pictures....and you will be guranteed to crack up at her stories. I look so forward to her posts. But because of her I can no longer even look at a picture of Emeril!!!!
Parmesan Puff Pastry by Paula Deen
1 (17.3-ounce) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon butter, melted
Preheat over to 400F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
On a lightly floured surface, unfold pastry sheets. Cut each sheet into 13 strips, abot 3/4 by 10 inches a piece.
In a shallow dish, combine cheese, basil and garlic powder. Brush pastry sticks with melted butter. Roll pastry in cheese mixture, lightly coating each side. Gently twist pastry sticks, and place on a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.