Sunday, January 18, 2009

Crab Phyllo Triangles

My Covenant Group had a dinner party last weekend. We've been doing a 12 week study entitled God's Plan for Marriage - so we thought getting together with our husbands would be fun! I made these as an appetizer. I love crab. And anything wrapped in a flaky crust is a bonus for me, so I thought they were great!

(8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 TBSP prepared horseradish
1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 cup minced green onion
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic salt
1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
1 TBSP Dijon mustard

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 (6 ounce) can crab meat, drained
I package of Phyllo sheets

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Combine everything but the crab and cheddar cheese in a food processor. Blend until creamy. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and fold in the lump crab meat and cheddar cheese.
Lay 1 sheet of the phyllo dough on a work surface; keep the rest covered with damp paper towels.
Brush the phyllo sheet with melted butter and cut it lengthwise into 4 even strips.

Place 1 level tablespoon of the crab filling in a corner of one of the strips, about 1/2 inch from the bottom.

Fold the corner up to form a triangle.
Continue folding the triangle onto itself, across and up, until you have a neat phyllo triangle.

Set the triangle on a large rimmed baking sheet.
Repeat with the remaining phyllo, melted butter and crab filling.
Brush the triangles with melted butter and bake for about 20 minutes, or until browned and crisp.
Let cool slightly before serving. ENJOY!

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