RECIPES

Cheese Straws

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     (Canal House Cooking)

  • * Christopher Hirsheimer served as food and design editor for Metropolitan Home magazine, and was one of the founders of Saveur magazine, where she was executive editor. She is a writer and a photographer. * Melissa Hamilton cofounded the restaurant Hamilton’s Grill Room in Lambertville, New Jersey, where she served as executive chef. She worked at Martha Stewart Living, Cook’s Illustrated, and at Saveur as the food editor.

    * Christopher Hirsheimer served as food and design editor for Metropolitan Home magazine, and was one of the founders of Saveur magazine, where she was executive editor. She is a writer and a photographer. * Melissa Hamilton cofounded the restaurant Hamilton’s Grill Room in Lambertville, New Jersey, where she served as executive chef. She worked at Martha Stewart Living, Cook’s Illustrated, and at Saveur as the food editor.  (Canal House Cooking)

  • Prep Time

    20min

  • Cook Time

    10min

  • Total Time

    30min

  • Servings

    36

These are also good sprinkled with black pepper, cayenne, or pimentón. 

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cup Finely grated parmigiano-reggiano
  • 2 sheet Puff pastry, defrosted (but not unfolded)

Preparation

Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Dust a clean work surface with about ¼ cup of the grated cheese. Put 1 unfolded sheet of puff pastry on top of the cheese and dust it with another ¼ cup of cheese. Roll pastry out with a rolling pin into a rectangle about ⅛ inch thick, dusting it with more cheese, if necessary.

Step 2

  • Using a sharp knife or a pastry cutter, cut pastry into long ½-inch-wide strips. Twist each strip several times into the shape of a corkscrew and lay them on a parchment paper–lined baking sheet about ½ inch apart. Repeat the rolling out and cutting and twisting process with the remaining sheet of puff pastry and cheese.

Step 3

  • Bake the cheese straws until they are puffed and golden, about 10 minutes. Let them cool to room temperature before peeling them off the paper.