savory palmiers

happy lundi gras!!

you know what that means right…?

tomorrow is mardi gras!!


ok so if i’m being completely honest, i don’t LOVE mardi gras itself but i do love carnival time!! i don’t know what it is but i love seeing south louisiana decked out in its finest purple, green and gold. some people have so much fun with their decorations and to tell you the truth, i think it’s prettier than christmastime. maybe it’s because it is strictly a south louisiana thing – i know i know that other places have mardi gras such as mississippi and alabama but let’s face it, no one does it like we do. i don’t love going to the parades and catching beads but it’s still a great time of year.

and if you’re looking for a little something to bring to your mardi gras shindig you can bring some gumbo, s’mores bars or these palmiers. these savory little morsels are guaranteed to be a hit with all your friends. i mean what’s not to like… there’s some butter and roasted garlic, proscuitto and cheese… all rolled on some puff pastry. i mean these little babies won’t last too long on the table.

savory palmiers

  • 1 box puff pastry, thawed
  • 14 slices proscuitto
  • 2 c cheese – you can use gruyere, swiss, provolone, any kind you’re feeling or have in your fridge to be used up; i used 1 c smoked swiss, 1/2 c smoked gouda and some butterkase.
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 3 tbs honey
  • 1 head roasted garlic
  1. preheat oven to 415F.
  2. mix together the softened butter, honey and roasted garlic. add some salt and pepper to taste but go a smidge lighter on the salt than you think. proscuitto and cheese can be quite salty.
  3. roll out the puff pastry on a floured surface until you have a decent size rectangle.
  4. spread 1/4 of your butter mixture on the puff pastry and then lay the proscuitto on top. spread another 1/4 of your butter mixture on top of the proscuitto. layer on the cheese.
  5. roll the right side of the puff pastry to the middle and repeat with the left. they should be kissing in the middle.
  6. with a sharp knife, cut 1/2″ slices and lay on a parchment lined baking sheet. bake 15-20 min until they are golden brown. remove to a baking rack to cool.

these are a great way to bring something savory without bringing your standard chips and dip.

what are you bringing to your mardi gras parties?!


recipe adapted from: joy the baker



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