Monday, November 5, 2012

Tomato Bites

Tomato Bites
I really had fun with making stuff for Tapas last month, but I just couldn't focus on just one thing though.

 I made the Onion and Mushroom Tart with Goat Cheese,
Onion and Mushroom Tart


Steamed Shrimp


 Steamed shrimp
and served them, made a couple of Hot Cheese spreads,














and then I made these.
Tomato Bites

Tomato Bites and it's all Paula Deans fault.   If I hadn't been half listening to her show, I would never have made either of the Cheese spreads or these.   And they were pretty darn tasty.  

Oh and if I hadn't had that other sheet of puff pastry handy as well, which helped, cause I used it, for these.

No real recipe for this, just follow the directions.

1 sheet Puff Pastry, thawed and unfolded.  Take your rolling pin and just press it out a little.

Next slice some Roma Tomatoes, fairly thin, and set aside.

Grate some Parmesan Cheese or use the prepared stuff, either one is good. 


Take a fancy round cookie cutter and cut rounds out of the pastry dough.   
Place the tomato slices on top of each round and then top that with about a teaspoon (or more) freshly grated Parmesan Cheese.   Put them on parchment covered backing sheet and sprinkle with some Italian Seasoning and bake in a 375-400 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until the pastry is browned and done.   The Parmesan cheese will have melted down into a nice crusty explosion of yum.   Serve warm or at room temperature. 

Don't they look yummy? They were.   I will be making these again, so simple, easy, and good.   Next time I might just put a teaspoon of cheese under the tomato, or even use a combo of Mozzarella and Parmesan to top them.   So many possibilities.  
Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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