Monday, August 9, 2010

Smoked Oyster and Goat Cheese Pastries

"I love smoked oysters and I don't think that enough people know about them, so make these little pastries and let everyone enjoy."

8 oz. puff pastry dough
4 oz. soft goat cheese, crumbled
2 cans smoked oysters, 3 oz. each
1 egg, beaten
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until very thin, to make a rectangle, then cut in half lengthwise.

Put half the crumbled goat cheese down the middle of one piece of dough. 

Arrange half the oysters in a row on top of the goat cheese.

Brush the beaten egg along both the long sides, fold the dough over lengthwise, and gently press the edges together to seal.  Repeat with the other piece of dough and remaining cheese and oysters.  

Lightly brush both puff pastry packages with beaten egg, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Cut into 1-inch slices, transfer to the prepared baking tray, and cook in a preheated oven at 400 F for 12 minutes until puffed and golden.  Let cool to room temperature before serving.

Serves 12

My Review

These little savory bites were served tonight to my favorite crowd and everyone loved them!  They were perfect crispy packages filled with flavor and I'd make them again in an instant.