Jack Frost Holiday Appetizer

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Makes 24 -30

Prep   15-20 mins (before and after)
Cook   20 mins

Total Time:   40 min

GutenFree Gluten Free     EggFree  Egg Free




Jack Frost Holiday appetizers are made “cool” by using brilliantly purple potatoes and matching them with the vibrancy of bright green, green onions.  These are an eye pleasing take on a classic.  Made even better with their simplicity.  A “go-to”, throw together appetizer in our house.  Enjoy.”

INGREDIENTS

  • 5-6 mini purple potatoes, sliced thinly (Can often be found at Trader Joe’s or Costco when they are in season – fall/winter)
  • 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese or cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1-2 green onions, finely chopped (white parts to be used in cheese/sour cream mixture, green parts for garnish)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees.
  2. After thoroughly washing your blue potatoes, slice in 1/8 inch think slices as uniformly as possible.
  3. Add potato slices to a bowl, pour in olive oil, garlic powder, and a pinch of sea salt.
  4. Cover bowl with a plate and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.  This should coat all potato slices evenly.  If they do not seem coated well enough, re-cover and shake another 15-30 seconds.
  5. Lay potato slices in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  6. Flip each slice over and cook for another 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven when desired crispiness is achieved.  Let cool slightly.
  8. Season with fresh ground pepper and sea salt (optional).  Set aside for immediate use or store for use later.
  9. In a small bowl, combine feta cheese or cream cheese with sour cream, garlic, parsley, oregano and the finely chopped whites of the green onion.  Mix well until smooth.
  10. Arrange potato slices on serving dishes.
  11. Add a dollop of the cheese/herb mixture on each slice of potato.
  12. Top with the finely chopped green parts of the green onion.  Sprinkle with a little more fresh ground pepper for effect and serve.

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Chef Notes:  

If you can’t find blue/purple potatoes, any mini potatoes work well and will taste the same.  The kids seem to think the blue/purple potatoes taste better and in honesty they do have more vitamins and minerals than a typical potato.  Following the rule about vibrant natural coloring in vegetable is an indicator in their mineral/vitamin wealth.  Purple potatoes specifically are rich in antioxidant phyto-chemicals and are thought to lower blood pressure.

These purple potatoes make great inexpensive, nutritionally packed cracker alternatives.  Because of their mild flavor you can top them with a myriad of vegetables for yummy appetizers.  If you prefer no dairy products, try topping them with a Bruschetta mixture or tomato, onion, pepper mixture. Make them a head of time for easy prep.  They are also great served warm from the oven with dip!

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