Sunday, 18 September 2016

Mini Cheerio Pies


Carole's Chatter: Mini Cheerio Pies


Not just kids will love these Mini Cheerio Pies – and they are so versatile as well – you can change up the ingredients to your hearts content.  These are called pies but there is no pastry involved.

Ingredients

1 cup diced potato and kumara (sweet potato)
2 eggs
¼ cup of milk
1 zucchini (courgette) grated (and squeezed as dry as you can)
1 tblsp chopped parsley
100g grated cheese
8 cheerios (small cocktail sausages)
1 tblsp breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper

Method

Cook your diced potato/kumara mix in salted water for 5 minutes - your potatoes need to be a dice not in chunks so they'll cook evenly

Drain and let this cool while you are heating your oven up to 180C

Line your muffin tins (I need to buy some new ones – my cheapos are now rusting)

In a bowl, whisk together your eggs and milk with some salt and pepper to taste.  Then add all the other ingredients except the cheerios, half the cheese and the breadcrumbs.  Mix

Spoon your mixture into the muffin cups, putting the remaining cheese on top – pop half a cheerio on top of each and sprinkle with breadcrumbs – if my cheerios had been a bit smaller I would have nestled a whole one into each muffin cup.

Bake for 20 minutes or so.  These were good straight from the oven and also the next day from the fridge and also freeze well.  These quantities made 9 pies

Variations you could try include  changing the cheese to cream cheese or blue cheese.  You could add other veges as long as they weren't too watery.  And spices such as cayenne, paprika or cumin (in small amounts) would also be tasty.

6 comments:

  1. Sounds easy enough and a nice treat. In the USA Cheerios is a type of breakfast cereal! This sounds better.

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  2. Ahhh, and I was thinking this involved breakfast cereal. Sounds like it would be great with cocktails, or parties. We call them pupus here in Hawaii.

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  3. Never heard of cheerio sausages before -- I thought you were referring to the cereal. :) These mini pies are adorable.

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  4. I was looking for breakfast cereal too!

    Colloquially we call those small sausages "little boys"

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  5. I could a massive amount of these babies! Great recipe.

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  6. Too funny, I'm with the others and only know Cheerios as a cereal. I had to come check out what you were up to over here ;-)

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