Today I’m here to save you all from having to brainstorm a last minute Thanksgiving contribution for your celebrations! This is an easy as pie, four ingredient recipe. You can use it as an appetizer or to supplement to your dinner’s bread baskets. I should also mention that these Olive Parmesan Cheese Straws are addictive.
Aside from being a very simple recipe, I love the combination of flavors. The briny flavor from the olives, the sharpness from the Parmesan and the crisp buttery pastry dough make these irresistable. Eating only one is definitely not an option!
For this year’s celebration I get to enjoy these straws without even having to make them myself! I tested this recipe out on my brother and his girlfriend at a recent dinner party. She enjoyed them so much that she has decided it is going to be her potluck item for our big family Turkey Day party. I’d say that’s a win win for me! Although, I need to perfect my contributions by Thursday morning. So, I’m not entirely off the hook.
I’m wishing all of my BTP readers a Happy Thanksgiving and a family filled holiday weekend.
…all for the love of the dish
- 1 sheet of puff pastry dough, thawed
- 1 egg, whisked
- 2/3 cup Kalamata and/or green pitted olives
- ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Roll out the pastry dough to about 1/8 inch thick.
- Slice the sheet of dough exactly in half down the middle (the pieces should be longer horizontally than vertically).
- Using a blender or food processor, pulse the olive until is a chunky paste.
- Spread this on one half of the sheets of dough. Sprinkle ¼ cup of shredded parmesan on top of this.
- Lay the other half of the dough directly on top of the topped piece. Make sure the corners line up and pinch around the ends to close off the dough. Brush the top of the dough lightly with the whisked egg. (*note I probably only used 1/3 of the egg)
- Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut vertically to create 12 strips.
- Working individually, pick up a dough strip by the ends and turning both hands in opposite directions create a twisted straw. (Its ok if some of the toppings are peeking out of the sides). After each straw has been formed, pinch the ends and place on the parchment paper.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown