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Green Olive Tapenade Triangles-New Years Eve Finger Food


These are easy and can be prepared prior and frozen. Thaw before popping into the oven, if you don’t make them fresh. My friends call these, “martinis encroute”.  I just think they’re incredible!


Ingredients

Puff pastry cut into 3 inch squares
2 cups of Green Olives stuffed with pimentos or not, roughly chopped.
1 Tbsp finely chopped Green Onion
1 tsp Gin
1 tsp Dry Vermouth
1 Egg, beaten

Mix the olives, green onion, gin and vermouth together and chill for at least 30 minutes. Roll out the puff pastry until almost 50% larger, then cut into 3 inch squares, take each pastry square and put 2 tsp of olive mixture into the center, and close into a triangle, lightly crimping the edges with a fork. Give each pastry a prick with the fork to release the steam. This will keep them from puffing up too much.

When completed, give the top of the triangles a very light egg wash and then in the oven for approx. 25 to 35 minutes, or until golden brown. Timing really depends on the puff pastry you are using, so be guided by those directions.

Let them rest for a few minutes and serve and garnish as desired. Martinis are of course, optional.


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