From the kitchen of Katinka Burcin. This is fantastic at parties. My
good friend made it for her son's wedding reception. It's worth the
time to make it properly, but if you're in a hurry, put it out cold with
crackers. This was in the 1st Family Cookbook.
1 c minced cooked chicken (can be cooked ahead of time)
1 c mayonnaise
3/4 c shredded Monterey Jack (3 oz)
1/3 c toasted ground almonds
1/4 c minced parsley
2 large shallots, minced (or one onion)
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp curry powder (moderate strength)
a dash or 2 of hot pepper sauce
salt & pepper
60 to 72 rounds of bread (I use a small muffin cutter)
Combine all ingredients except the bread, and blend well.
Cover & refrigerate.
Preheat the oven to 500. Just before serving spread 1/2 tsp on
each round of bread, mounding it in the center. Top each with a
toasted almond slice. Place on a baking sheet and heat 5-8
minutes. Watch it carefully. Decorate the plate with parsley.
Love this. We've made it for bridal, as well as baby showers and
parties. Feeling lazy? Let a food processor do all the work, just
toss all the ingredients in uncut. -Stephanie
|"A child seldom needs a good
talking to as a good listening to."