Our condo is finally presentable, so we did what any logical couple did and threw a housewarming party. Unfortunately, there was so much excitement and fun at the party, I didn’t get any actual pictures of the party, so you’ll have to take my word for it. I definitely have a fun time playing hostess (though cleaning up the next morning–not so much). Even with playing hostess though, I decided to take advantage of my talented friends and make it a potluck so I wouldn’t be in the kitchen all day. I knew that there wouldn’t be enough chairs for a fussy sit down meal, so I decided to make a couple of finger foods for people to graze on the entire night. So enough about my brilliance and on to the pile of onions. I was going through my head to figure out what I could make and was trying to think of something yummy and portable that wasn’t pigs in a blanket (not that those don’t have a place!). The answer suddenly came to me the answer: puff pastry! I guess the pigs in a blanket did inspire. Puff pastry is such an easy product to work with. It seems kind of intimidating product, in my opinion because it says pastry in it. Usually things with pastry are just fussy and annoying, but frozen puff pastry is so easy. In my thoughts, I decided to ‘make up’ a recipe, which is I’m sure isn’t even that original, but I felt proud of myself for thinking it up. I’m sure my next move will be to go to Food Network. Ha! Anyway, goat cheese and onions sounded good to me, so I ran with it. These ended up flying off the platter, so unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures of the finished item, but they were really yummy and so easy!
Goat Cheese and Onion Bites
1 Large Onion
2 Sheets of Frozen Puff Pastry, slightly thawed
Preheat oven to 400.
Cut the onion in slices. Put some butter or oil in a pan and heat pan over medium-high heat. Once heated, put onions in pan and cook until slightly translucent. Lower heat to medium and continue cooking until they are brown. Once they are done, remove from heat and set aside.
Cut each sheet of puff pastry into small squares or rectangles. You can usually get at least 24 if not more from each sheet. Place each square into a cup in a mini-cupcake pan. Spoon a bit of goat cheese into each square. Top with a bit of the caramelized onions.
Bake in oven until pastry is puffed and slightly brown, about 10-15 minutes.