The only problem I had with this recipe was my fault. I tried to used margerine instead of butter. Bad idea. This is not the one to cut the fat on. They melted into puddles. Tasted okay but looked kind of funny. I will make again the right way.
My family loves olives, but wasn't a big fan of this recipe. It was fun to make though, thanks for posting.
I was not wowed by these. Perhaps its because I used regular bottled pimento stuffed olives. Reduced the recipe by 1/4th and it made 17 balls. Erred in my dividing and had to add more butter, which I melted. Used a pastry cutter to combine and cut grated cheddar into flour mixture. Baked at 400 in a toaster oven for 15mins, slightly browned and crispy. I might try these again with a better quality olive.
I found, these were better if they cooled a bit, made the coating a bit crunchier. They were pretty easy to make. I used up some other grated cheeses (Taco blend and Swiss) I had, and they were great!! They were well accepted!!
Used this for a Valentine app. my DH loved them. This is a keeper. Very easy to prepare.
okay, that the nutrition facts says that this recipe is 5% fat has got to be wrong. IS it? Who cares, it's worth it anyways! I'd eat a whole celery heart to make up for it!
This was a unique appetizer. Great either hot or room temp. I increased the baking time by at least 10 min because I was waiting for them to get golden brown, but they never did. Using your hands to mix the dough was the easiest, I think. This recipe will stay in my collection!
Yours is the third recipe for covered stuffed olives that I have tried and it is perfect! I cut the recipe back to 1/4 of the original posted using 1/2 cup cheddar cheese,1/8 cup butter, 1/4 cup flour. 1/4 tsp hot paprika and 8 jumbo garlic stuffed olives. I dried them well so the dough would adhere. Used my mini food chopper to mix the dough. They were in the freezer for 2 hours. Because they were large they took 22 minutes in the oven. They turned crispy on the outside when they had cooled for 10 minutes. This is a "head of the list" to do again Thanks Stewie for a super appetizer
I can't rate this for I substituted 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella, 1/2 cup of freshly grated parmesan for the cheddar, and used half regular green olives, and half large, green, garlice stuffed olives! The results were beautifully puffed up appetizers. Only two of the these flattened out on the pan probably due to the fact that it was the bottom of the bowl! These were fun to eat and if I ever try them I again I would try the cheddar cheese. =)