Thursday, September 6, 2018

Broccoli & Cheese Strudel Recipe

Anyone who has known me for a long time has likely tried my Broccoli & Cheese Strudel.  It is my most requested recipe, maybe because I have been making it for 20 some years, or that it is just so yummy and unique people can't get enough of it.  I have served at at Broken Open Houses, welcomed new neighbors with it, and brought it to many parties and gatherings over the years.  I hope it will become something you share with your friends and family as well.


                             Broccoli & Cheese Strudel

6 cups raw chopped Broccoli
2 tblsp butter
1 egg beaten
1 cup chopped onion
2 cups good bread crumbs ( I make my own by toasting whole wheat sourdough bread and chopping into small bits in the food processor)
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
Juice from one lemon,
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 package puff pastry sheets thawed

Saute onion in butter. When onion is soft add the broccoli and saute until broccoli is tender but still bright green ( about 8 minutes over medium heat).

Let cool slightly so you won't cook the egg when adding it.

Combine all other ingredients and season to suit your taste.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Now it's time to assemble the strudel.  

Cut each puff pastry sheet in half like this:

Assemble like This: 

Place 1/4 of the filling on each puff pastry sheet. fold in each side. then fold up the bottom and roll up..  Rub puff pastry at seams to seal shut.  Place on baking sheet spacing them 3-4 inches apart.  Slit each strudel every 2 inches along the top.

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until pastry is a golden brown.  Slice at slits in the top and serve hot or warm.  ENJOY.