Anti-Vampire Garlic Bites

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of 16-ounce package frozen phyllo dough, thawed to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 large heads garlic, separated into cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup Italian-style bread crumbs

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove phyllo from package; unroll and place on large sheet of waxed paper. Cut phyllo crosswise into 2-inch-wide strips. Cover phyllo with sheets of waxed paper and damp, clean kitchen towel to keep moist. Lay 1 strip of phyllo at a time on flat surface and brush immediately with melted butter. Place 1 clove of garlic at end. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon walnuts along length of strip. Roll up garlic clove and walnuts in strip, tucking in side edges as you roll. Brush with more butter. Roll in bread crumbs. Repeat with remaining phyllo, garlic, walnuts and butter. Place bites on rack in shallow roasting pan. Bake 20 minutes.
Makes 24 to 27 appetizers

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