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Monday, August 22, 2011

Cheddar Olives

Hey everyone! Before I end up on the "Too Many Recipes Gathering Dust" episode of Hoarders... I thought I'd try A Little Somethin' From the Stash! You know how it is, something sounds good so you copy it only to realize 5 years later that you've never tried it... So today I have a tasty little appetizer:
Cheddar Olives

What do these have to do with the nautical theme? 
I thought they'd be fun apps for Mary's Cocktail Party over HERE:@)
Cheddar Olives
8-10 oz jar of pitted green olives, either pimento stuffed or plain.
1 C sharp Cheddar, shredded
2 Tblsp butter, softened
1/2 C flour
1/8 tsp cayenne (or 1/8 tsp smoked paprika or freshly ground black pepper to taste)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Drain the olives well and dry them on paper towels, set aside.
  3. Combine the other ingredients in a bowl and mix with hands until the consistency of playdough.
  4. Pinch off small amount and flatten it in the palm of your hand, wrap it around the olive. Pinch off any excess dough then roll the ball between your hands until it's nice and smooth. Place on baking sheet and roll the rest.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Or you could freeze them, wrap tightly and store them for a week. Baking them straight from the freezer for 20 minutes.
Notes:
  • They taste like Cheez-Its with a salty surprise center! I'll bet they'd be great subbing a cube of ham in the middle too.
  • They are nice with the cayenne, I'd like to try black pepper.
  • I had the smallest olives on hand, I think they should be bigger.
  • Do start checking on them around 12 minutes.
  • You'd get approximately 24 apps with the small olives.
  • I copied this recipe long before I started blogging, found it somewhere on the net.
Have a happy day!

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30 comments:

  1. I would like one of Mary's cocktails (the "Yankee Girl") and 3 olives, please! And is is only 10:13 AM!!! xo, ^o^

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  2. Nel nostro Paese la ricetta che hai creato tu viene chiamata "stuzzichini"....
    Buona mangiata

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  3. Getting ready to go back to the retirement park in November and since we party a lot...lol....this recipe will be going with me. Do you find you clean out closets after watching an episode of Hoarders? I sure do..lol...

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  4. I love olives so this just might be fun to try! I laughed at Donnie's comment about cleaning closest when I watch an episode of Hoarders...that is a scary show for us 'collectors'!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  5. We love all things Olive and I could do this! Also playdough is fun♥

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  6. Perfect finger food for a cocktail party!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. Oh, Sweetie, I'd love to give this a try but all my olives have been presoaked in gin for happy martini making, or else had all the gin sucked out of them by a happy martini maker.
    This does look like it would be at home alongside the far at a 60s suburb patio party!

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  8. Yummy! I wonder how they would be with a little hot/sweet mustard on the side?...I'm hungry. xo

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  9. These look great! They seem like a fun and unique party appetizer :)

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  10. Oh goodness, I have about four family members who would be all over this one. I can't wait, in particular, to tell my niece. She loves to make finger food and this would jazz her completely.

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  11. Yum. These sound fantastic. I love olives.

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  12. You never fail to make me hungry. I am going to print this out for the girls to make. I love that it is not deep fried also!

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  13. My husband likes all things olive. He will love this recipe. There is a restaurant in Florida that makes something similiar, but they are deep fried. I don't fry things often, so this sounds much better to me. Thanks!!

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  14. This looks like a tasty appetizer!

    I can't watch "Hoarders" someone near and dear to me is one, and it gets me depressed :(

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  15. Yummy sounds great. They might be good with a mustard sauce for dipping. Jennifer

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  16. looks like a great appetizer! have to try it at my next party!

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  17. This sounds very good! I love olives and use them in many ways but have never tried this way. Thanks for the recipe.
    Shannon

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  18. My husband would love these!

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  19. I just read about these in one of my old books! I think I'll have to give them a try.

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  20. What a fun post! I have so many of those recipes that are collecting dust. This looks and sounds like a great one! YUM!!

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  21. HUGE olive fan here -- these look fabulous Lynn!

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  22. You are always cooking something good. They look yummy!

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  23. I bet the blue cheese stuffed olives might be good in this also. Neat and different recipe.

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  24. Sounds great and something I would never have thought about.

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  25. I love olives and these little appies look delicious!

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  26. I have made these several times. They are always a big hit. They are delicious:)

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  27. These look simple but oh so good. One bite, love that. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  28. Oh Girl, I saw olives and I was right here. Thanks this sounds great. I would love it if you stopped by and entered my Giveaway. I think your gonna love it.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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