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Cooking With Chef Hermann: Savory Onion Twists

Savory Onion Twists (Based on a French Passaladiére Tart)


  • 2 TB Olive Oil
  • 1 TB Butter
  • 10 anchovies fillets, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ LB yellow onions. Thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 thyme leaves removed from sprigs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 pkg Puff Pastry Dough (2-Sheets)
  • 1/4 cup pitted olives, chopped or slices
  • 1 egg yolk and1 TB water for egg wash

OVEN 400


Heat oil in skillet; cook the onions and sugar until golden (12-18 minutes).  Add the anchovies, thyme, salt and pepper. Continue cooking until the anchovies dissolve.

Remove from heat and stir in olives and balsamic vinegar.

Roll out the puff pastry to about 1/8 inch thick.  Spread the olive-onion mixture along one long side of the pastry leaving a ¼ inch border.  Fold the empty half onto the olive/onion mixture and seal edge.

Using a parchment and baking sheet, transfer the pastry strips to the baking strips one at a time. Twist each strip and egg wash.

Bake about 20 -25 minutes until golden brown.

Cut into 1 inch strips.