Beautiful Appetizer for Gameday or the Holidays
I’ve got a serious thing for Athens Fillo Dough. As in Serious! These frozen sheets of magical dough are so versatile and so delicious they should be on everyone’s grocery list throughout the year – even more so around the holidays. My favorite way to enjoy them is tarts – especially cheesecake and Pumpkin pie.
I have several beautiful recipes to share with you from Athens and, with baseball playoffs and NFL games on my mind, I thought I’d start with this FANTASTIC gameday appetizer. It would also be a quick and easy – yet delicious and colorful – snack to come home to after a day out shopping for Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas day.
Ranch Phyllo Chips with Vegetable Dips
1 roll (20 sheets) Athens® Fillo Dough, (9”x14”), thawed
2 egg whites
4 Tablespoons canola oil
3 Tablespoons water
2-1oz. packets ranch seasoning
Thaw one roll of fillo, following thawing instructions on package. Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a small mixing bowl, combine egg whites, oil and water. Using a fork or whisk to combine thoroughly.
Open the fillo and cover the sheets with a damp towel or plastic wrap to prevent drying out. Place one sheet of fillo on cutting surface and lightly coat with the egg white mixture then lightly sprinkle with seasoning. Repeat with four more sheets (the more sheets, the
sturdier the chips). Cut the fillo into 16 rectangles by making one cut down the middle of the fillo lengtwise and 8 equal perpendicular cuts. For triangles, cut the rectangles in half diagonally.
Bake on a baking sheet for 6 minutes or just until fillo is a light golden brown (this will happen quickly).
Repeat until all fillo is used. Serve with your favorite dip.
Egg white mixture holds fillo layers together better than cooking spray.
1 roll yields: 130 chips
Recipe Source: Athens
You can find great deals on gorgeous ramekins (like the beautiful white ones in the photo above) on Amazon. The thing I like most about using individual ramekins for serving dips and sauces is:
- They look sooooo pretty.
- During cold and flu season… well… let’s just say everyone keeps their own germs to themselves.
I have white ramekins and some beautiful ramekins I bought at Target last year. The Rachael Ray Stoneware Ramekins pictured above are near the top of my list for Santa this year – and, since I’ve been especially good this year, I’m fairly certain they’ll soon be mine. [Insert maniacal, obsessed-with-rachael-ray-products laughter here.] But, seriously, how adorable are these little guys?