September 9, 2011

Spinach Cheese Puffs

One can never forget the vegetable puffs which we have enjoyed during our childhood days.  Now the wonderful Frozen Puff Pastry sheets have made it easier to prepare these mouth watering snacks at home.  When I started using these sheets after coming to the US, all I would prepare was a potato filling.  However as times passed,  I learnt that the filling need not be restricted to just potatoes to be tasty.  My kids like these so much that they prefer them over the potato filled puffs.

1 Puff Pastry Sheet from the packet
1 1/2 cups tightly packed thawed (frozen) cut spinach leaves
3/4 cup of grated cheese tightly packed(I used 4cheese mexican)
salt to taste
1/2 tsp paprika powder
1/2 of a very small onion finely chopped

Take the spinach in a microwave safe bowl and heat it up for a couple of minutes.  After a while, squeeze out all the water from it.  Process the leaves till it looks like it has been finely chopped.  Add the onion, cheese, salt and paprika and process it further till it is all combined well.  In the meanwhile, thaw the pastry sheet according to the package instructions.  Cut them along the folds so that you have three separate segments.  Cut each of them into 3 squares.  Fill each of the square on one side with a little portion of the filling and fold over the other side.  Press and seal them with wet finger tips.  Have the oven ready and set to 400 degrees.  Arrange the filled squares on the baking tray and bake for 7 minutes to begin with and 5 more minutes after turning them over or until it is golden brown on both sides.

The kids are sure to enjoy these and mine love them!!!