Saturday, January 10, 2009

Puff Pastry with Caramelized Onions and Feta Cheese

Or as I like to say...Ode to Mrs. Puff.
My son can be a little...um....focused in his interests, and for the last several years it's been Spongebob. I'm pretty sure I could win a Spongebob trivia contest, for whatever that will get me.
So I couldn't help thinking of Mrs. Puff after I made these little pastries I saw over at Half-Assed Kitchen.
I'd never worked with puff pastry before, but of course it's pretty easy if you remember to take it out of the freezer about a half hour before you need it. I guess I thought I was just going to slap the filling on there while it was frozen hard as a rock. Here's the recipe: 2 small onions, sliced thinly Olive oil 1-2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar Feta cheese (Or any kind of cheese) 1 box Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry sheets Preheat oven to 400 F degrees. Caramelize onions by sauteing in olive oil over low heat for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally. They should turn golden, but not dark brown or charred. After 45 minutes, stir in balsamic vinegar and heat for another 5 to 10 minutes. Lay out one puff pastry sheet on lightly floured surface. Cut into small squares, about 1 inch by 1 inch. *I made mine larger than this* In the center of each square, place a few of the caramelized onion slices and some crumbled feta. Cut second sheet of puff pastry into small squares and lay one over each little mound of onion and feta (creating a sandwich effect). Bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Can brush tops with butter/margarine or an egg wash (one egg beaten with 1 Tablespoon water) for a more golden finish. When I got mine out of the oven the top layer had puffed up so much it had flipped over and off the other layer. But it was easy enough to squish back on there. I enjoyed these pretty well and I think Mrs. Puff would approve.

20 comments:

Stesha said...

I think Mrs. Puff would approve also!

Sits

Lunch Buckets said...

Mrs. Puff likes cigarettes. NOT silly pastry things. Gosh.

The Blonde Duck said...

Those look so good! I think Mrs. Puff is so cute! :)

Julie said...

She only likes cigarettes if she's in prison silly.

noble pig said...

Okay you and me...head-to-head in a Spongebob Trivia contest...the loser has to buy the winner puff pastry for a year!

These look awesome, I love puffy food.

Julie said...

You're on Cathy, assuming you don't use that much puff pastry in a year.

Ironjack said...

Looks yummy I might have to give that one a shot.. I wonder if there's a gluten free version to puff pastry. (yeah long story don't ask)

Navita said...

ur puffs look like market bought..awesome!

Joelle said...

Yum! Stopping over from SITS to say happy Monday... and mmmmm. :)

Vickie said...

Oh Food, I love Food!!

Thanks for visiting my daughter's blog. She is nuts about Spongebob. I tend to watch it as well.

Rachael said...

You have some very tasty recipes on this page! I will be checking back often for my fix!!!!

My boys were Sponge-Bob crazed a couple of years back...so of course I gained massive amounts of SpongBob knowledge through osmosis :-)

My hubby and I are still fond of quoting from our favorite SpongeBob episodes...and I do have to say Sandy Cheeks is one cool squirrel :=)

Tiffany said...

Those look impressive and sound yummy!

j & j dish it out said...

YUM!!! I love puff pastry..isn't it fun?

Joie de vivre said...

Beautiful! They look easy too!

kaytie said...

Hi Julie! These look delicious. Drew & I had a puff pastry cook-off a few months ago, but we did sweets...we each had to make three different desserts with puff pastry. I made a green apple & caramel turnover, a pumpkin & marscapone puff, and tiny baked brie with figs, dried cherries, walnuts, and honey. Needless to say, I won. :)

Julie said...

Thanks for all the nice thoughts...I had some spam in my comments! EW :P

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh wow, these look simply DIVINE!!

The Muse said...

I thank you immensely for visiting my blog...and was delighted to have in the playing field...well done!

LOL I had to laugh at sponge bob reference...my grandkids were in that kick last year...

crabby patties anyone ? lol

Nate-n-Annie said...

so easy and tasty! And immensely customizable.

Thanks for adding us as a friend on Foodbuzz. We welcome you to come visit our site!

schwartz said...

Yeah. Those look waaaayyyy too good.
I am going to have to make them next week and eat them all by myself while I pretend that I was going to take them into work to share so that I dont feel bad about downing them in one sitting.

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