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Family Shabbos Food How-To: Purkey Tastries!

These are the turkey pastries we often enjoy on Shabbos.  Not particularly good for you, but they are super-fast and easy to make, and also easily delegated to a willing teenager looking for a simple, undemanding cooking task.

First, preheat the oven to 425°.  These are fast to make, so preheat right away.  Oh, and thaw a package of frozen puff pastries well in advance, preferably overnight in the fridge.  :-)

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1.  Separate one square and roll it a bit flatter with a rolling pin.  You don’t have to obliterate it, but this step not only makes the puff pastry thinner, it also comes out crispier and “lighter” tasting.

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2.  Grab a piece of turkey and whomp it on the diagonal puff-pastry square (aka diamond).

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3.  Squeeze mustard over it in an attractive zigzag.  I used French’s Honey Mustard, but have used dijon, or even regular yellow mustard, in the past.

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4.  Fold up the bottom corner of the diamond.

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5.  Roll up as you would for blintzes or egg rolls.  Don’t worry if some mustard escapes.

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6.  Fold the ends up and over to seal them shut.

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7.  Place wrap seam-side-down on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

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8.  Brush completed wraps with beaten egg.

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9.  Sprinkle with the last few sesame seed dregs left in the house.

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10.  Bake 15 minutes or so, until golden brown or your children rescue them from the oven.

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Seriously, the whole process (except baking) can be finished in about 5 minutes, start to finish.

Serve hot Friday night or rewarm for Shabbos lunch.  They’re served with a bit of honey-mustard or regular mustard on the side (whatever your family prefers).