Jalapeño Cheese Bites
12 to 14 hors d’oeuvres
2 fresh jalapeño peppers, cored, seeded, and minced
1 ½ cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
1 ½ cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
2 Tbl minced cilantro
Combine the jalapeños and cheeses in a mixing bowl, and blend well. Shape the mixture into rounded teaspoon-size balls, about ¾- inch in diameter, and roll them in the cilantro. Chill loosely covered, 2 to 3 hours before serving.
Cheddar Chutney Bites
24 hors d’oeuvres
3 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
¼ cup mango chutney (pieces finely chopped)
¼ cup finely chopped pecans
Combine the cheese and chutney in a mixing bowl, and blend well. Shape the mixture into round teaspoon-size balls, about 3/4 –inch in diameter. Roll the balls in the chopped pecans. Cover and chill 2 to 3 hours before serving.
The New Basics Cookbook/Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins