October 31, 2011
"If you need a fantastic vegetarian main dish try this. All your guests will love it whether they're veg or not. The recipe comes from the Moosewood Cookbook. When you make this homemade breadcrumbs are best. It's simple to do using your food processor. Be sure to leave phyllo in its wrapping while thawing it as it dries out quickly. This recipe provides 6 main dish servings or 12 side dish servings."
- Serving Size: 1 (196.9 g)
- Calories 525.8
- Total Fat - 34.2 g
- Saturated Fat - 12.1 g
- Cholesterol - 61 mg
- Sodium - 1782.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 30.5 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.6 g
- Sugars - 2.4 g
- Protein - 23.7 g
- Calcium - 257.9 mg
- Iron - 2.8 mg
- Vitamin C - 9.3 mg
- Thiamin - 0.7 mg
Thaw wrapped phyllo if frozen (takes about 1 or 2 hours), preheat oven to 375 Fahrenheit and oil a baking sheet.
Place only the mushrooms in a saucepan and cook them over medium for about 10 minutes;drain; squeeze out all excess liquid; transfer to medium-sized bowl. (save liquid for a soup stock or to add in place of water to another recipe)
Cut cream cheese into small pieces and add to hot mushrooms or add cottage cheese to hot mushrooms and mix well.
Mix in remaining ingredients.
Unwrap thawed phyllo sheets; take out 10 sheets; rewrap remaining sheets tightly (must be airtight) and refrigerate.
Cover sheets you are using with a clean damp tea towel (phyllo dries out very quickly).
Place one sheet of phyllo on a clean and dry surface; brush top lightly with oil; repeat until you have a pile of 5 sheets.
Add half the filling to the short end of the phyllo sheets, leaving a 1/2 inch border on the sides; fold in sides and gently roll until you have a nice little log.
Brush with more olive oil, carefully lift pastry and place on the oiled baking sheet.
Repeat this procedure with the remaining 5 sheets to make a second roll and place next to the first roll on your baking sheet. (If using poppy seeds, sprinkle them over the strudels now)
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden and crisp.
Cut strudels with a serrated knife using a gentle sawing motions; serve hot or at room temperature.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.