Wild mushroom and roast garlic 'tumbleweeds'

  • Canapé
  • medium
  • Makes 10 canapés
  • 50 minutes, plus chilling time

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Tumbleweeds

Sage dip

1
Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas mark 3
2
Coat the garlic bulb in a generous drizzle of oil and wrap it tightly in foil. Place the foil parcel on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 40 minutes, until the garlic has completely softened
3
Remove from the oven and leave to cool a little before opening the bulb and removing each individual garlic clove from its skin. Pass the roasted garlic cloves through a fine sieve to form a paste
4
In a hot pan add a small amount of oil, add the shallots and mushrooms, cover tightly with cling film and sweat for 4–5 minutes until soft. Keep shaking the pan during this time
5
Once cooked, remove from the heat and place the mushrooms in a colander. Drain for 5–10 minutes to remove any excess liquid
6
Place the mushrooms in a bowl and add the cream cheese, 50g of the roast garlic (reserving the rest for the dip) and shredded wild garlic. Season to taste with lemon juice and salt
7
Form the mixture into 8g balls and dredge through flour and egg wash before wrapping in the katafi pastry. Leave to set in the fridge for 30 minutes before cooking
  • flour, for dusting
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • kataifi pastry, 1 box
8
Meanwhile, make the sage dip by mixing together the mayonnaise, chopped sage, lemon juice and crème fraîche with 10g of the reserved roasted garlic. Season to taste with salt and reserve in the fridge until ready to serve
9
Preheat the deep-fryer to 180°C
10
Deep fry the balls for 2–3 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Drain any excess oil on kitchen towel, then serve with the sage dip on the side
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