Seafood or Chicken Puffs

"These cheesy puffs are really tasty! Use any filling you wish if these don't suit your needs."
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  • Dough for Puffs: Melt butter in 1/4 cup boiling water.
  • Add flour and a dash of salt; stir vigorously.
  • Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball that doesn't separate.
  • Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  • Add egg; beat vigorously until smooth.
  • Stir in cheese.
  • Drop dough onto greased baking sheet, using 1 level teaspoon dough for each puff.
  • Bake at 400F for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven; cool and split.
  • Combine filling of your choice.
  • Fill each puff with 2 teaspoons of filling.
  • Note:The filling amounts of two cups make enough to fill a batch of puffs.
  • If you want to make both chicken and seafood fillings, double the recipe for puffs.

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  1. Hi Barbara, these were 1 of 3 appetizers I made for a dinner party on Saturday night. They were a big hit. I found them easy to make. I doubled the recipe and never changed a thing. I made the seafood filling, next time I will try the chicken or as you suggested both. Thanks so much for posting, its a keeper.
  2. I prepared these puffs and used my own chicken salad recipe to fill. Everyone loved them. I was pleased with how simple the recipe was to prepare. I made the puffs slightly smaller and more bite-sized. I was afraid that the swiss cheese would compete with the the flavor of the filling, but found it to be an excellent savory compliment. I will make these again and try the recommended fillings.


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