Cheesy Crab Turnovers
Source of Recipe
List of Ingredients
6 ounces crabmeat
3/4 cup ricotta cheese, preferably reduced-fat
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onion
2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 package (1 lb.) frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg white
1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
In a medium bowl, combine the crabmeat, ricotta, Parmesan, green onion, lemon juice, lemon zest and pepper. (Keep in mind that the cheese and crabmeat are salty, so salt may not be needed.) Stir to mix well and taste for seasoning. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Roll out half of the thawed puff pastry dough to a 12-inch square. Using a knife, cut the dough into four 6-inch squares or nine 4-inch squares. Spoon crab filling in the center of one dough square (about 2 1/2 tablespoons for large squares, 2 teaspoons for small squares). With a small pastry brush, lightly brush 2 edges of the square with water. Fold one corner of dough over the filling to the opposite corner, forming a triangle. Using the tines of a fork, press down around the edges of the dough to seal. Set the turnover on a baking sheet and repeat with the remaining dough and filling.
In a small bowl, combine the egg white with a large pinch of salt and whisk with a fork. Lightly brush the top of each turnover with some of the eggwhite and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Bake in the preheated oven until puffed and nicely browned, 12 to 15 minutes for small turnovers, 18 to 20minutes for large turnovers. Let cool slightly before serving.
Servings per Recipe: 6-8