Monday, January 5, 2009

Roasted Garlic and Feta Appetizer II


I have been making my regular Roasted Garlic with Feta Appetizer for years. For New Years Eve I decided I would make it, but I wanted to change it up a bit.

I have been on a Shallot kick lately, so I caramelized shallots and added fresh chives. The caramelized shallots lent a slightly sweet flavor the chives a slightly savory flavor, it was huge hit!

1 baguette, sliced thinly and lightly toasted
2-3 heads garlic
1 package Feta Cheese (I used low fat)
1 tub of sour cream (I used fat free)
1 bunch of chives, chopped
2 shallots, skins removed and sliced thinly
1 tsp olive oil

Cut off the top 1/4 to 1/3 of your garlic heads, drizzle on a bit of olive oil and kosher salt. Roast in a 350 oven for about an hour, remove and let cool slightly. If you squeeze the entire pod from the bottom, the garlic will pop right out.

After removing skin and slicing the shallots thinly, add a tsp olive oil to a non-stick pan and saute until caramelized and nicely browned

Mix the sour cream and Feta on a 1 to 1 ratio (or to your taste), add your chives and shallots, mix well.

Smear 1 garlic pod onto your baguette slice, and top with the Feta mixture

13 comments:

NuKiwi said...

Lookin good...bet they smelled wonderful too. You are right - they look similar to the ones I did.

NuKiwi said...

What is it they say about great minds thinking alike...?

Heather said...

ok. i love roasted garlic. did you make these just for me?! with the feta?!?! i think you did. they look so good.

Paula said...

Hi Cheryl, I hope your computer woes are all gone! LOVE this feta appetizer! At first glance, I thought this was on top of baked potatoes instead of a baguette slice. Now I'm thinking ... hey, I bet this would be AWESOME on baked potatoes. I'm off to pull the feta out of the fridge! YUM!

Amy said...

I bet the feta and roasted garlic go really well together. I'll have to give this a try sometime!

Pam said...

These are so, so good! The shallots are a great idea.

Debbie said...

Yum..that looks good. It is making me hungry and I have already eaten dinner.

Jan said...

They sound fantastic, Cheryl. I love roasted garlic, and combined with feta and shallots, to die for.

EAT! said...

roasted garlic, feta and sour cream all in one recipe!? i hear happy hour calling this recipe.

MaryBeth said...

If it has garlic and cheese then count me in..YUM!

Kevin said...

A roasted garlic and feta spread/dip sounds great!

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shinn said...

These are fun to make appetizer recipes! I'd share this with my mom.

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