Didn't mean to completely fall off the wagon on Baking with Julia - I have been baking and keeping up with the monthly recipes, but not setting aside the time to blog about it! Clearly, baking is more important to me than writing :-) But now it's time to catch up on the backlog....
These puffs are described as a way to use up puff pastry scraps. I didn't have any leftovers, so I needed to make another batch of puff pastry - at least all this repetition is demystifying the puff pastry process!
You roll out the dough, cut it into diamonds (I used a fluted pastry cutter) and heat up 2" of peanut oil. Once the oil is at 325 degrees, you fry the diamonds for 5 minutes.
After frying, you sprinkle the puffs with parmesan cheese. The puffs were really delicious, and we devoured them quickly. This is a really simple recipe and would be pretty handy if you had some scraps hanging around after a puff pastry project - the only drawback is the hassle of disposing of deep frying oil after you're done.