Pastrami Puff Pastry Braid Recipe
Pastrami Puff Pastry Braid Recipe | Courtesy of Shannon Sarna
(The Nosher via JTA) -- Are you a deli roll lover? You know deli roll – the beloved Jewish American dish where various deli meats and Russian dressing get all wrapped up inside puff pastry for a guilt-inducing Shabbat lunch dish. It’s almost like a deli sandwich-knish hybrid.
I never grew up eating deli roll, but when I tried it at a friend’s house many years ago, I simultaneously thought: This is so unhealthy, yet I just want more. And so it was just a matter of time before I worked on my own version.
This pastrami strudel braid is just a tad fancier than your average deli roll, with the sides cut and folded up to create a braid-like top. I brushed the top with egg wash and sprinkled on some caraway seeds, but you could also add sesame seeds or poppy seeds (or nothing at all) if caraway isn’t your thing.
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