Mushroom Strudel
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Serves: 6-8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 24oz/679g mushrooms, chopped or sliced
  • ½ large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons, split Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dried
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • nutmeg, freshly grated
  • parsley, chopped
  • ½ cup cheese, optional, add a layer of Cheddar, Feta, Mozzarella
  • 1 quantity homemade strudel dough (or phyllo sheets)
  • 1 stick butter/113g melted for brushing
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a big frying pan on medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and sauté till lightly golden.
  3. Add the garlic and cook a little.
  4. Add the mushrooms and sauté until they are nicely browned and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  5. Add the paprika and the thyme, cook a little.
  6. Add the last tablespoon of butter and melt.
  7. Add the 2 tablespoons of flour and cook a little to get the raw flour taste out.
  8. Pour in the milk a little at a time until the sauce thickens.
  9. Make sure to stir through the mushrooms to get all the flour mixed in.
  10. Bring the sauce to a bubble and once it thickens and coats the mushrooms, turn off.
  11. Add 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese, a few shavings of fresh nutmeg (or a dash if you have ground) and the parsley and mix together.
  12. Check for salt and pepper
  13. Let cool before filling the strudel.
  14. Preheat the oven to 375℉/190℃
  15. Once the strudel dough is rolled out, brush the dough with the melted butter.
  16. Dust with the 2 tablespoons remaining Parmesan cheese.
  17. Lay the cooled filling at the bottom edge of rolled out, trimmed strudel dough.
  18. Sprinkle with optional cheese if using.
  19. Pull the sheet and allow the overhanging dough to fall on top of its self.
  20. Using the sheet, roll the dough over to form a strudel or log shape.
  21. Brush with butter and place on a greased baking sheet.
  22. Place in the centre of oven and bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes.
Notes
These instructions are for the large sheet of homemade strudel. If you are making phyllo rolls or a phyllo pie, please use the instructions in the older posts I linked : Kale Potato Phyllo Rolls and Potato Cheese Phyllo Pie
Recipe by Coffee and Crumpets at http://www.coffeeandcrumpets.com/mushroom-strudel/