December 22, 2008

Puff Pastry Appetizer Bites

puff bite-2

The weather has been freezing the past week, not to mention the big snow storm that hit on Friday. In this weather, when you are looking for reasons to not got out and shovel the snow, doing a television series marathon seems the perfect excuse. We have been watching "The Wire" and these appetizer bites kept us glued to the television screen.

I picked up the puff pastry sheet at Trader Joe's and created a variety of toppings. I have made it a few times now with meat, mushrooms, jam, applesauce, color bell peppers etc - and have received good feedback from everyone.

Ingredients:
1 puff pastry sheet
Cheese - I used three cheeses: Pepper Jack, Cheddar and Swiss
Toppings: For this post, I used some leftover lamb kebabs which I made recently. (recipe coming in the next post)
Garnish - You can garnish with variety of herbs. For this round, I used cilantro.

Method:
This is the simple part.

Preheat the oven to 400 degF. Cut the puff pastry to bite size pieces and layer each piece individually with cheese and meat.

puff bite-1

Bake for 15 minutes and serve warm.

19 comments:

  1. Perfect better half of TV. looks yummy and gr8.

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  2. looks so yummy! love the pics..

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  3. Those bites look yumm...take care and keep warm :-)

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  4. Those pastry sheets are a wonder!
    Those bits look delicious.

    Mandira, Happy Holidays!

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  5. Mandira like this ida. I have always filled up puffs, and then cover it... pretty tedious. This looks quick & tasty.

    Happy Holidays to you!

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  6. Looks fab, Mandira! So much simpler just topping the bite than stuffing it.

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  7. looks scrumptious!
    first time to ur blog and it is very nice!
    do visit my blog when u find time!

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  8. would love to have these as TV snacks hehehe

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  9. Mandira,
    Puff pastry appetizers are looking delicious..have you used the puff pastry shells, ote onek kore banate para jae ..
    belated happy christmas wishes ...
    hugs and smiles

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  10. Happy New Year, Mandira!

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  11. This looks good to try with a vegetarian stuffing.

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  12. Mandira THANK YOU! I've been looking for inspiration for my birthday party exrtravaganza and these are just perfect. Have a fab 2009!

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  13. wish you and ashwin a wonderful 2009, dear mandira.

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  14. Happy New Year Mandira & Ashwin. Have a great year ahead with dollops of good food, fun and good health and everything else you wish for :)

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  15. Happy New Year to you too:-)

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  16. no puff pastry in Indian markets yet :-)

    These look so tempting.

    Happy new year!

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  17. That's an awesome snap Mandira! Pastry looks so good.
    All good wishes for the new year to you and your family too. :-)

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  18. These pastry sheets are so versatile isn't it? The picture looks beautiful.

    A Happy New Year to you and your family Mandira.

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  19. Wow, what a great way to use the leftovers... This will be bookmarked along with the kebabs!

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