So before anyone gets all worried that this is actually complicated, palmiers are just a term for puff pastry rolled up like elephant ears. I’ve seen sweet and savory ones in my books; this is a made-up savory one.
puff pastry sheets, thawed (store-bought works great!)
whipped herb or chive cream cheese, room temperature
shaved roast beef, or your favorite deli meat
preheat oven to 400.
Unfold the puff pastry sheet, pinch the seams back together, and go over each side a couple times with a rolling pin just to make it all flat and even.
Spread a THIN layer of the cream cheese all over it, going all the way into the edges and corners. I found that my offset cake spatula works beautifully for this.
Cover the cream cheese with a thin single layer of the meat. You’re not looking for a big ol’ meat pie here, folks, it’s just a cute little hors-doeuvre. Remember that.
Roll up the top and bottom edges, meeting at the middle. Flip over your pastry-meat-log, and slice into 1/4-inch slices.
Place onto a parchment-lined sheet pan and bake at 400 degrees for about 10 min or so until pastries are a nice amber-brown.