Cheese straws with thyme and Gruyere
2 sheets (1 box) frozen puff pastry, defrosted overnight in refrigerator
1/2 cup Gruyere cheese, grated
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll out each sheet of puff pastry on lightly floured surface until pastry approximately 10 x 12 inches. Beat egg with 1 tablespoon water, and brush surface of pastry. Sprinkle evenly with Gruyere cheese, thyme, and salt; with rolling pin, lightly press toppings into pastry. Cut each sheet into 12 strips; twist each strip and lay on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes, until golden and puffed; turn over and bake another minute. Cool and serve.