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    Olive-Garlic Puffs

  • 1 can olives, drained & coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 head garlic, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup dried basil
  • 1/2 cup dried parsley
  • 1 sourdough baguette, cut crosswise on slight diagonal into 1/2-inch
  • 1 thick slices
  • Mix first 6 ingredients in a bowl.
    Mound 1 tablespoon Olive-Garlic mixture on each bread slice and spread it around. Arrange on baking sheet, broil until topping is heated through and begins to brown, about 2 minutes [can toast the bread, then add the spread & broil. Or bake @ 375-F about 5-10 minutes or until bread is toasted and the top is lightly golden. Serve hot.

    Variable:
    * this mixture can be put into a baking dish, baked at 375-F about 30 minutes, or until inserted knife comes out clean and served with sliced baguettes

    * can use a "boboli-type" crust, spread mixture over and bake at 400-F until topping is heated through and begins to brown, about 10-20 minutes, instead of baguette

    * can use uncooked pizza, or crescent roll triangles rolled out on baking pan, spread mixture over and bake at 400-F until topping is heated through and begins to brown, about 30 minutes, instead of baguette

    * can use English muffins - spread mixture over and bake at 400-F until topping is heated through and begins to brown, about 10-20 minutes, cut in 1/4s & serve, instead of baguette

    * can use other cheeses, like Monterey jack, American, etc., shredded, instead of Parmesan

    * can leave mayo out & add some olive oil & toss into hot pasta

    * can leave mayo out and spread on toasted baguette slices crostini/bruschetta style

    From: Sharen Rund Bloechl
    Posted By: Sharen Rund Bloechl Via: Chile Head Mailing List
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