Friday, October 9, 2009
So the omelet puffs evolved. I am so excited about this new creation. I think these are very close to breaded, fried mozzarella sticks. Christian thinks that they are closer to hush puppies. Whatever they are, they are fabulous.
The ingredient list is simple--cheese, egg, Carbquik and flavorings of your choice. Of course, to get them shaped like hush puppies, you have to have that nifty little pancake puff pan. Just mix the ingredients together and bake them on top of the stove. I am pretty sure if you don't mind flatness, you could cook these up as little pancakes.
I used Monterey Jack cheese because that is what I generally keep on hand. We buy the big bags from Sam's Club. In half the batch I added dried onion, but that didn't seem to make too much of a difference.
1 1/2 cups grated cheese
2 Tablespoons Carbquik
garlic, onion powder, flavoring of choice
Blend all ingredients. Mixture will be quite thick. Pour into an oiled puff pan over medium heat. Cook until mixture is set on the bottom. Turn each puff 1/2 turn allowing batter to flow into the well. Repeat with remaining puffs. When the base is again set, turn again. Cook until evenly browned all over. Makes 7 puffs.
Quick Marinara Dip
1 Tablespoon tomato sauce
2 Tablespoons water
dash of garlic powder
dash of Italian seasoning
Blend all ingredients and use as a dipping sauce for Cheese puppies.
I am testing one to see if it freezes well. I think these would be great substitutes for garlic bread with Italian dishes. They could be made with herbs to make a nice side for any meal in place of a dinner roll. If they do freeze well, it would be so great to be able to pull them from the freezer to compliment a meal.
They would even make fantastic mini sandwiches for an appetizer during the holidays. I'm sure I will find some more uses as well.