Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Greek Shrimp & Feta Buttons



This Greek delight was found in a cook book my mother in law gave me, The Complete Step By Step Cook Book. This book has more than 800 full color recipes and as the title says with step by step instructions. I found this cute little appetizer that sounded so darn good and the picture in the book was so cute that I just had to give it a try. Of course as we do with so many of the recipes we make, we altered it from its original state. My husband took some to his Greek friend again today and just like the Baklava he simply loved this and wished that he had more.


½ - Medium Onion (diced)
1 Tbs. - Garlic (chopped)
1 Tbs. - EVOO
3 Tbs. - Butter (melted)
4 oz. - Peeled Diced Shrimp (cooked)
6 oz. - Aethnos Garlic Herb Feta Crumbles
1 Tsp. - Chives
6 Sheets - Phyllo Dough
Salt & Pepper

In a medium sized frying pan heat the EVOO over medium high heat, once the oil is hot sauté the onion and garlic for about 5-8 minutes. While the onion is getting tender add in the Diced Shrimp, chives, and salt & pepper. Remove from heat and mix in the feta cheese, remove 6 sheets of phyllo from the roll and put the rest in the fridge for another time. Cut the phyllo in half, then cut each half into half, cut each strip into 3 sections and this will yield you 12 sections. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat, lay out 3 sheets of dough in a stack, brush with melted butter then lay the other 3 sheets on top at an angle and brush with more butter. Place about 1 Tsp. Of filling in the center of the dough then bring in the opposite corners to form the buttons bunching the dough together at the top. Carefully brush the entire button with melted butter and continue with the rest of the phyllo and filling. Once all buttons are made, cook in a 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden and crispy. Remove immediately and serve hot and watch them disappear.


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14 comments:

Cheryl said...

Yummy! bring these on our camping trip!

5 Star Foodie said...

These sound so good! Greek food for us is one of those seasonal cravings we usually get in late July and August, but all your wonderful Greek recipes are going to get me to start making some Greek recipes sooner this summer :)

Donna-FFW said...

Shrimp, feta, holy cow does this ever sound delicious, I love how is all wrapped together. Am I invited on the camping trip?

Selba said...

Looks yummy... I wish I could try it :)

Grace said...

phyllo dough is so handy and delicious and elegant, and your buttons (great name, by the way) are perfect!

Katherine Aucoin said...

These look fantastic. I think I could eat them all; there's nothing in them that I don't like.

Sonya said...

Wow these are so cute and soooooo tastey looking!!!

biz319 said...

Those look delicious - phyllo dough is so easy to use, I just never think to use it - until now!

Kevin said...

These sound so good! Shrimp and feta wrapped in crispy, flaky golden brown phyllo is such a great idea!

Elyse said...

WOW! These look absolutely delicious. I love "buttons"...such a great way to get a huge amount of flavor in a small bite sized gem. I can't wait to try these out!

gaga said...

Those make a great appetizer. Beautiful and tasty, great for entertaining!

Rebecca said...

These sound (and look) delicious!!

Elizabeth said...

I am pretty sure I could eat 1000 of these! They look amazing!

Hillary said...

What a perfect hors d'eurves! I wouldn't be able to stop eating them.

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