Spicy Salt Twists
These breadsticks, made with puff pastry, are filled with cheese, sprinkled with more cheese and a few spices, then baked crisp to munch as appetizers or to serve with soups.
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
3/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 egg whites
1 17 1/4 ounce package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 1/2 cups finely shredded smoked provolone or smoked Swiss and cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
3 tablespoons water
Combine paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, ground ginger, cardamom, oregano, and ground red pepper. Set aside.
Gently beat egg whites with water; set aside. Lightly grease a cookie sheet; set aside.
Unfold the pastry sheets onto a lightly floured surface. Brush them with some of the egg mixture. Sprinkle one-fourth of shredded cheese over each sheet. Fold sheets in half and flatten to 12x6-inch rectangles with a rolling pin. Brush tops with more egg mixture and sprinkle each with the remaining cheese. Sprinkle with spice mixture, dividing it equally. Fold and flatten each into a 12x4-inch rectangle; press the edges together to seal. Cut each folded sheet crosswise into 3/4-inch-wide strips. Twist ends of each strip in opposite directions several times. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Brush lightly with egg mixture.
Bake in a 425 degree F oven about 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Makes about 32.
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 87, Fat, total (g) 6, chol. (mg) 4, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 6, fiber (g) 0, pro. (g) 2, sodium (mg) 141, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet