Onion Potato Tartlets

Here's an innovative appetizer that uses puff pastry, potato flakes, French fried onions and Cheddar cheese to make bite-sized pastries with big-time flavor.
  • thaw: 40 minutes
  • prep: 20 minutes
  • bake: 15 minutes
  • cool: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 18

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup prepared instant mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese(about 4 ounces)
  • 1 cup crushed French fried onions
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Puff Pastry Sheets(1 sheet), thawed

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.   Stir the potatoes, sour cream, cheese, onions, chives and garlic powder in a medium bowl.

  2. Sprinkle the flour on the work surface.  Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface.  Roll the pastry sheet into a 12-inch square.  Cut into 36 (2-inch) squares.  Press the pastry squares into 36 (1 1/2-inch) mini muffin-pan cups.

  3. Spoon about 1 tablespoon potato mixture into each tartlet shell.  Sprinkle with additional crushed French fried onions, if desired.

  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Let the pastries cool in the pans on wire racks for 10 minutes.

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