Any olive lovers out there?
As it is now, I’m the only olive-loving person in my household. :) This means they don’t factor a lot into my cooking (big sigh.)
Recently, though, I’ve been invited to a couple of drop-ins and a book club meeting, and other events where I needed to bring food along with me. At one of the events, I brought an olive hors d’oeuvres.
This recipe for olive balls (called cheese olivettes in most of the old-timey Southern cookbooks I’ve got) has been around for a long time. I remember going to parties as a child and having this exact, same appetizer. As a child, though, I didn’t appreciate it…all I wanted was the cheesy breading. If you serve it at a party, you might want to let guests know there’s an olive at the center so they won’t be surprised!
2 C sharp cheddar
1 stick melted margarine
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
1 t paprika
garlic salt, to taste
1 1/4 C flour
36 stuffed green olives
Mix the cheese, flour, paprika, and garlic salt together. Mix in the margarine to the cheese mixture. Add Worcestershire. Break off bits of dough and wrap around each olive, rolling in your hand to completely cover the olive with dough.
Refrigerate 1 hour before cooking.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
Are there any foods that you love that your family doesn’t? Will you cook it just for yourself? :)