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Sunday, July 17, 2011

mangia mondays 19: asparagus, prosciutto, pesto & romano stuffed pretzels

howdy, ya'll!
welcome to

a mouthwatering blog hop the ever-so-lovely
& i co-host each week.

so how about them pretzels?
i love 'em.
but they really aren't a meal by themselves...
so how about we stuff 'em!?

asparagus, prosciutto, pesto & romano stuffed pretzels

10 C water
2/3 C baking soda

1/2 C pesto
16 slices of prosciutto
1/2 C shredded romano cheese
1 bundle asparagus, woody ends removed, cut into thirds & prepared like this
{cook for only 5 mintutes, though!}

1 egg, beaten + 1 TBS water
sea salt, for sprinkling

1. in a large pot, bring water & baking soda to a rolling boil. preheat oven to 450 f.

2. while water is coming to a boil, divide the pretzel dough into 8 equal pieces. with your fingers, flatten each piece into a 3-4" circle {maybe bigger? i didn't really measure...}. on half of each piece of dough, spread 1 TBS pesto {making sure you leave space around the edges to seal it up!}, 2 slices of prosciutto, 1 TBS romano, and a spoon-full of asparagus. fold the other half of the dough over & crimp edges with a fork to seal them shut. make 3 small slits in the top for the steam to escape.

3. line a baking sheet with parchment paper & lightly grease.

4. dip each pretzel, one by one, into the boiling water/baking soda mixture for 30 seconds. remove to baking sheet, brush with egg wash & top with sea salt.

5. bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

these are like amazing little pretzel-pockets...
definitely delicious!

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  1. Oh my goodness. These are simply mouth-watering!

  2. Those look DELISH! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe with us and also thanks for hosting the party.

  3. Hi Kristin,
    I shared my GF Zucchini Pancakes with a video and some articles I hope you enjoy!

  4. These look amazing! I linked up Bacon Wrapped Green Beans today!

  5. Kristin, those look amazing. In a pretzel? I love it!
    Thanks for hosting again,

  6. What a fun idea. I love pretzels but haven't had them in 2 decades. This looks like a fun thing to try!

  7. Wow! I NEED one of these pretzels! I recently got some Himalayan pink salt and organic peppercorns from Sustainable Sourcing and I'll have to try them out in this recipe. Thanks for sharing! What a great recipe for summer!!!

  8. I'm so, so glad I haven't eaten lunch yet because even though it won't be anything near as delicious as these pretzel pockets, at least I won't be sitting here gnawing on my arm as a result of visiting you! ;)

    Seriously. Wow. Amazing!

  9. Yum! Those pretzels look amazing! Love it! Thanks for hosting this week!