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Shrimp and Cream Cheese Phyllo Triangles

By Paula Deen
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 15

Ingredients

  • 8 oz peeled and deveined, cooked and minced shrimp
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup minced green onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded fontina cheese
  • 1 1/2 (16 oz) packages thawed frozen phyllo dough
  • 3 sticks melted butter
  • 1 large lightly beaten egg

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 °F.

In a medium bowl, stir together the shrimp, dill, green onions, fontina and cream cheese.

On a clean, flat surface, unroll the phyllo dough. Stack the dough and cut lengthwise into quarters. Cover the dough with plastic wrap or a clean damp kitchen towel to prevent it from drying out.

Stack 4 strips, brushing with melted butter between strips. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the shrimp mixture onto one end of the prepared strips. Fold one corner of the short edge over the mixture, leaving a 1-inch border. Continue folding side to side to the end of the strip, forming a triangle. Repeat the procedure with remaining the phyllo, butter and shrimp mixture. Brush with the egg.

Place the triangles, seam-side down, on baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve warm.

Notes

To make ahead: Place the prepared triangles on baking sheets in a single layer and freeze. Remove from the baking sheets and place in heavy-duty resealable plastic bags. Freeze for up to 1 month. To bake from frozen, place on baking sheets and let stand for 30 minutes. Bake as directed.