Mushroom. Puff Pastry. Parmesan. Balsamic.
Rich, savory, and delicious, these mushroom straws are an easy snack for parties. Guests will marvel at their deliciousness, never suspecting how simple they were to make. I, for one, ate about half a batch on my own throughout the course of the day. Normally, I would be embarrassed to admit such, but I think you will agree, once you’ve tasted one, that they’re difficult to stop eating.
Puff pastry, in my opinion, is always a win.
But go on to fill it with this savory puree, and it becomes even better. The balsamic, while not quite robust enough to feature in the flavor, helps to round out the woodsy flavor of the mushrooms. The saltiness of the Parm stands out without overpowering the other components, and the pinch of pepper gives just a hint of a bite.
Truly, try these out the next time you’re expecting guests, and watch how quickly they go!
Mushroom Straws Recipe
Prep: 5 minutes Baking: 15 minutes
Makes about 40 short straws
- 1 box puff pastry (17.3 oz.)
- 1 shallot
- 3 Tbs. butter
- 2 oz. mushrooms
- 2 tsp. Balsamic vinegar
- 3 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 egg, beaten, for wash
- poppy seeds (optional)