You'll want to count these cheese-wrapped olives in for your Super Bowl fare...
They're from another era - oldies but goodies - that are still popular today. I posted them way back here when I first started this blog and thought they deserved a repeat now in time for Super Bowl parties.
They're easy to make: just wrap olives in a tasty cheddar dough, freeze and then bake until golden and serve when needed.
So... have your football cronies chow down on these little gems while they're watching the game. Once they sink their teeth into a cheesy olive, they'll huddle around the plate down to the last bite!!
Beer is optional...
Cheese-wrapped Olive Bites
50 small pimento-stuffed green olives, drained and patted dry
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sifted flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Make sure the olives are drained well (I pat them dry with a paper towel.)
Blend cheese and butter.
Sift next 3 ingredients together.
Combine cheese with flour and butter mixture. It makes a stiff dough.
Pinch off a small amount of dough and flatten in palm of hand.
Wrap dough completely around olive.
Place on baking sheet in a single layer and freeze; once frozen, they can be placed in a resealable plastic bag until ready to bake.
Do not thaw before baking.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400°.
Place olives on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, until golden.
Transfer to serving plate.
Serve warm or room temperature.