IDEAL as a pre-dinner nibble or as a starter that you wrap parma ham and cured meats around MAKES 10 STRAWS Ingredients
10 sheets spring roll pastry (available in the freezer department in most large stores)
One egg – lightly beaten
50g Parmesan cheese – freshly grated Pinch chilli powder One teaspoon poppy seeds
Vegetable oil for deep fat frying Method: 1. Thaw out the spring roll pastry and lay out on a clean work surface. 2. Brush the pastry with egg and grate over some of the Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over some of the chilli. 3. Roll into very thin straws, then brush with a bit more egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds. 4. Deep fry in some hot oil 180°c for two to three minutes until a light golden colour. Drain on absorbent paper. 5. Serve on their own, with a garlic dip or even some cured meats.