Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Broccoli and Cheddar Strudel.......




Just when you thought you hated broccoli along comes a recipe that can really pack those pounds on...But who cares, it is fabulous. With the gas shortage down south this week I've had to stay home and when I'm home I cook. Today as a little afternoon "snack" I tried this strudel. It's simple to make and the taste and texture is wonderful.....

I preheated the oven to 375 and lined my baking pan with parchment. I lightly cooked up 1/2 head of broccoli, that I trimmed most of the stems from, in salted water until slightly tender. After cooking I removed all the stems and roughly chopped up the heads. I used a little olive oil and some butter and cooked for about 5 minutes 2 cloves of diced garlic and 2 sliced thinly leeks, using only the white and light green parts. I then added to the broccoli one egg, the garlic and leeks, salt and pepper, one teaspoon of Dijon mustard and 2 cups of grated cheddar cheese. I used about 8 sheets of phyllo dough brushing each piece with melted butter. I placed this mixture onto the phyllo sheets and rolled it up leaving the seam side down. I baked it for about 25 minutes then let it sit for about 10 minutes before cutting it.....You will not be disappointed...

2 comments:

Weef! said...

Fab re-design mom!! Boy, you'd think you've got a full-time webmaster or something! Impressive!!!

alice said...

OMG that looks delicious! And it has broccoli in it, so it has to be good for you, right??? :)