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Nov 20, 2006 03:56 PM

Elephant Ears ideas

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

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        1. re: ghbrooklyn

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

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

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

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              1. re: ghbrooklyn

                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!