Select small mushroom varieties that will fit into the small phyllo cups, such as yellow oyster, yellow foot, and cultivated enoki.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees with the rack positioned in the center. Melt 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, and set aside. Set 2 tablespoons of the thyme aside. Brush a mini-muffin tin with melted butter, and set tin aside.

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  • Place 1 sheet phyllo dough on a clean, dry work surface; brush the entire sheet generously with melted butter. Sprinkle lightly with reserved thyme. Place another sheet phyllo on top, brush with butter, and sprinkle with thyme. Repeat with 2 more sheets phyllo. Cut stack into twelve 3-inch squares. Gently press each square into muffin-tin cup. Bake until edges are just golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Repeat step two with 4 more sheets phyllo dough, melted butter, and thyme. Repeat again, for a total of 36 crisps. (The crisps may be made one day ahead and kept in an airtight container.)

  • In a large skillet, melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add shallots, and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in mushrooms, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme. Continue cooking, stirring often, until mushrooms have released some liquid and have cooked through, about 5 minutes.

  • Place 1/4 teaspoon goat cheese in the bottom of each phyllo crisp, and place 1 heaping teaspoon of the mushroom mixture on top of the goat cheese. Transfer the filled cups to a baking sheet. Cook in oven just until heated through, about 3 minutes. Garnish with more thyme, and serve.

Cook's Notes

Use a muffin tin that has two-inch-wide and one-inch-deep cups.

Variations

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Reviews (1)

12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
02/04/2008
Delicious ,light and not difficult to make .Would make double or triple the recipe of mushrooms and cheese to use all the phyllo dough unless you can use it for some other recipe. Since I'm Greek I used it for making a pan "tiropita" with the phyllo .Could not find recommended mushrooms . I used fresh mushrooms and diced them and followed the recipe .