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Elephant Ears ideas

gardengirl Nov 20, 2006 03:56 PM

I was watching Barefoot Contessa yesterday and she was making savory elephant ears with frozen pastry dough. She used a spread of sundried tomato, basil, and garlic on the dough before rolling them into the ears for baking.

I was thinking of making these as an appetizer but am not a huge fan of sundried tomatoes. Any thoughts on other savory concoctions?

I was thinking maybe olives and garlic.

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  1. TorontoJo RE: gardengirl Nov 20, 2006 03:58 PM

    Sprinkle the pastry with parmesan cheese. Wonderful as is, but if you wanted to you could add some garlic powder or cracked pepper. Scallions or chives would be a nice addition to the parm as well.

    1. MMRuth RE: gardengirl Nov 20, 2006 03:58 PM

      Maybe pesto?

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        ghbrooklyn RE: gardengirl Nov 20, 2006 07:46 PM

        I would say pesto or tapenade. maybe tapenade and pistachios?

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          MMRuth RE: ghbrooklyn Nov 20, 2006 08:34 PM

          I might do pine nuts instead of pistachios, with tapenade.

        2. opinionatedchef RE: gardengirl Nov 20, 2006 08:24 PM

          Parm and/or gruyere, dijon, chopped ham 0r bacon, and caramelized onions( all or any combo you'd like).

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            piccola RE: gardengirl Nov 21, 2006 01:35 AM

            Vegemite (assuming you like it, of course)
            Garam masala or a good curry paste
            Ground nuts

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              ghbrooklyn RE: piccola Nov 21, 2006 04:15 AM

              zaatar! good one!

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                gardengirl RE: ghbrooklyn Nov 21, 2006 01:56 PM

                Thanks! I think I am going to try tapenade and pine nuts....but I also love the idea of curry, and the gruyere and dijon sounds really good too. Thanks!


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