creamy mushroom phyllo triangles
03/31/05 05:50 AM
Creamy Mushroom Phyllo Triangles
This elegant appetizer takes a couple of hours to make, but you can do all the preparation ahead of time. Don't fold triangles too tightly or the mixture will burst through the phyllo. Assemble and freeze up to two weeks before the party. Don't thaw the triangles before baking; just add seven minutes to the baking time.
3/4 cup dried porcini mushrooms (about 3/4 ounce) 1 pound button mushrooms 1 large onion, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 8 ounces) 2 tablespoons olive oil use more spray 1 teaspoon dried oregano 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 6 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese use soy cream cheese. 1/2 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 24 (18 x 14-inch) sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
Cover porcini mushrooms with boiling water in a bowl. Let stand 1 hour. Drain well; chop. Place half of button mushrooms in a food processor; pulse 8 times or until finely chopped. Remove from processor. Repeat procedure with remaining button mushrooms. Add onion to processor; pulse 8 times or until finely chopped.
Heat oil spray in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes. Add button mushrooms; cook until mushrooms are tender and liquid evaporates (about 10 minutes). Stir in porcini mushrooms, oregano, salt, pepper, and nutmeg; cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add cheese; stir until cheese melts. Stir in parsley.
Preheat oven to 375°.
Place 1 phyllo sheet on a large cutting board or work surface (cover remaining phyllo to prevent drying). Cut sheet in half lengthwise; lightly coat with cooking spray. Fold each phyllo piece in half lengthwise to form a (3 1/2-inch-wide) strip. Spoon a level tablespoon of mushroom mixture onto 1 short end of each strip, leaving a 1-inch border. Fold 1 corner of edge with 1-inch border over mixture, forming a triangle; continue folding back and forth into a triangle to end of strip. Repeat procedure with remaining phyllo, cooking spray, and mushroom mixture. Place triangles, seam side down, on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat tops with cooking spray.
Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.
Yield: 48 triangles (serving size: 2 triangles)
CALORIES 49 (37% from fat); FAT 2g (satfat 0.8g, monofat 1g, polyfat 0.2g); PROTEIN 1.5g; CARBOHYDRATE 6.2g; FIBER 0.5g; CHOLESTEROL 3mg; IRON 0.6mg; SODIUM 97mg; CALCIUM 7mg;
fat is reduced using spray instead of oil. Still these might be too high in fat for someone like me if eaten on an empty stomach.
-------------------- IBS-A for 20 years with terrible bloating and gas. On the diet since April 2004. Remember this from Heather's information pages:
"You absolutely must eat insoluble fiber foods, and as much as safely possible, but within the IBS dietary guidelines. Treat insoluble fiber foods with suitable caution, and you'll be able to enjoy a wide variety of them, in very healthy quantities, without problem." Please eat IF foods!