Monday, July 29, 2013
Caramelized Onion & Cheese Pastries
Prep : 1 hour Bake 15 minutes Makes 4 dozen
2 medium onions , thinly sliced
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
32 sheets phyllo dough ( 14-inches x 9-inches)
3/4 cup butter , melted
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 . In a large skillet , saute onions in butter until softened . Reduced heat to medium-low , cook for 30 minutes or until deep golden brown , stirring occasionally . Stir in Paprika , salt , thyme and pepper . Remove from heat , cool . Stir in the Swiss cheese .
2 . Lightly brush one sheet of phyllo dough with some of the melted buteer ; place another sheet of phyllo on top and brush with butter .(keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap and damp towel to prevent it from drying out ).
3 . Cut the 2 layers sheets into 14-inch x 3-inch strips . Place 1 teaspoon of onion mixture on lower corner of each strip . Fold dough over over filling , forming a triangle . fold triangle up , then fold triangle over forming another triangle . Continue folding like a flag , until you comr to the end of the strip . Brush end of dough with butter and press onto triangle to seal . Turn triangle and breash with butter and press on triangle to seal .
4 . Place triangles on greased baking sheets . Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese . Bake at 375* for 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown . Serve warm .