When I promised you hors d’oeuvres recipes, I never said they’d be dignified.
Hmmm.. what about the canapes?
But let them roll their eyes if they will! You’ll have the last laugh after you serve these delicious canapes you made in less than 10 minutes (with ingredients you probably already had on hand).
Wonderful Onion Puffies (makes about 20)
These are truly wonderful morsels. Something magical happens when you brown cheesy mayonnaise under a broiler, and so simple that if you need more you can always pop back in the kitchen for Round 2. Try them with a slightly spicy chilled rose.
2/3 c. Parmesan cheese
1 c. mayonnaise
1 bunch diced green onions
1 pkg. sliced mini rye or pumpernickel bread
Combine Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, green onions and garlic salt to taste. Spread on sliced bread. Broil until brown. Serve immediately.
Note: In a pinch you can just cut the crusts off regular bread then cut each slice in quarters.
Doo Hickeys (Radishes and Cheese – makes 20)
Maybe it’s my Swedish heritage or the years I spent in France, but radishes with butter or cheese is a personal favorite. This particular combination is fabulous with a dry white wine or a cold martini.
20 small to medium radishes (usually the smaller they are the sweeter they are)
3 or 4 oz Gruyere cheese, sliced then cut into 1″ squares
Clean radishes; cut off stems and leaves if desired but they look prettier with intact foliage. Make a cut in each, cutting down from the top. Cut down again at an angle to the first cut to remove a very narrow wedge shaped piece. Insert a piece of cheese into each radish. Dip in salt before eating if desired.
Insanely Delicious Things In Blankets (Makes about 40)
You will absolutely want to check yourself in to St Elizabeth’s after bringing these out and witnessing the feeding frenzy. Now may be the time to graduate to a light red.
1 tube (10 oz) refrigerated biscuits
40 pieces (total of any and all of the following: green or black pitted olives, 1 ” sticks of salami, pepperoni or pre cooked sausage, 1/2 ” cubes of cheese, drained and rinsed anchovies, sardines, cocktail sausages – or your own ideas)
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (approx)
Preheat oven to 375. Cut each biscuit in quarters, stretch the dough into a small rope, and wrap it around the center of each item. Wrap long items like salami sticks just around their middles. Roll each in Parmesan cheese. Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 375 for 6 – 8 minutes or until golden. Transfer to paper napkin lined platter and serve hot.