Are you hosting a Super Bowl party this weekend? If so, here's a slightly more upscale party snack that's still down-to-earth enough for a football game.
We discovered this idea at the food blog Notes From My Food Diary, where Eliza made Lamb Phyllo Cigars
. She cooked lamb with thyme and rosemary, and wrapped it up in layers of phyllo dough and baked into crispy, meat-filled cigars.
We were instantly inspired! Frozen phyllo dough is a great resource for appetizers; we love making mini phyllo cups and filling with fruit or cream.
As another use for phyllo, this one is pretty good. Don't underestimate the difficulty of rolling these, up though -- it took us longer than we expected, and our "cigars" turned out more like "lumpy packages." But they were a huge hit with our dinner guests; the entire plate was gone well before supper was on the table.
• We used spicy chorizo with flat-leaf parsley, instead of lamb.
• We also used olive oil between the sheets of phyllo dough, which worked just fine.
• It's nice to serve a dip with these. You could mix a little oil and herbs with thick yogurt and serve it alongside, or have a jar of fresh salsa open.
• Get the original recipe here: Lamb Phyllo Cigars at Notes From My Food Diary.
Related: Gallery: Holiday Appetizers from The Kitchn