Updated 10/19/2011 05:00 AM
Recipe: Puff Pastry Appetizers with Prosciutto, Provolone, Green Onions and Sage
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Makes approx. 48 pieces
1 box frozen puff pastry sheets (2 sheets total)
8 ounces thinly sliced provolone
4 ounces sliced prosciutto
Approx. 1/3-1/2 cup chopped green onions
Approx. 2 Tbs finely chopped fresh sage
Plan ahead a little bit and defrost the puff pastry overnight in the fridge or out on the counter for 45 minutes or so.....and then, at that point, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Working with one sheet of puff pastry at a time, lay it on a lightly floured work table, sprinkle a little more flour on it, roll it into a slightly longer rectangle....top that with a layer of sliced provolone cheese, sprinkle some chopped green onion and finely chopped fresh sage over the top, place a layer of thinly sliced prosciutto over the top of that and then, working from the one long side closest to you, roll it half way up, spin it around and roll the second side to the middle as well.
Carefully flip the dough over, so that the seam side is on the bottom, and gently but firmly press the roll together and then slice it crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices......placing those pieces onto parchment paper lined baking trays as you go.
You'll end up with about 48 pieces total and then go ahead and place both trays into the preheated oven.
They'll take just about 15-18 minutes to bake and it is a good idea to switch the trays from top to bottom about half way through.
Let them cool down to room temperature and they're good to go.
Substitute thin sliced ham for the prosciutto and thin sliced Swiss cheese for the provolone.
Roll each one into a single roll instead of rolling each side and meeting in the middle.
Assemble the rolls ahead of time, keep cold in the fridge and then slice and bake just before your party.