this post sponsored by the letter “P”

Happy Valentine’s Day!
We enjoyed a quiet evening at home tonight… just us, the pets, a couple of movies, and a tasty snack after a late lunch out.

After spending the week thinking about the endless possibilities for my next Oh! Nuts feature, I finally settled in on a variation of an appetizer recipe that I stumbled upon not long ago. This little gem seemed like the perfect way to showcase the lovely pistachios that have been waiting for me in my kitchen.

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When I zipped open the bag, I was pleased to find another wonderful product. Look at them… aren’t they lovely? I’ll have a hard time keeping the hubby out of these… and I’ll need to, because I’ve got big plans for the rest of the bag!

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These crispy rounds of potato are topped with creamy, herbed goat cheese and pistachios. They look and taste much more fussy than they are, and I can’t wait for a reason to have a little get together so that I can show these little babies off. They’re amazing! Needless to say we made short work of them tonight.

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Crispy Potato Rounds with Herbed Goat Cheese and Pistachios
(adapted from recipe by Gourmet Magazine)
1 large baking potato
1/4 cup olive oil
4 ounces goat cheese
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
2 to 3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 garlic clove
1/2 cup toasted pistachios, divided
Salt, freshly ground black pepper, dried thyme, and chives

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut the potato crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices and arrange in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet. Drizzle the potato slices with olive oil. Roast them in the oven, turning them once, for about 30 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Transfer the potatoes to paper towels to drain and season with salt.

In a food processor combine the goat cheese, butter, cream, garlic, 1/4 cup of pistachios, herbs and salt and pepper to taste and puree until smooth.

Top each potato slice with a dollop of the cheese mixture. Garnish each hor d’oeuvre with remaining pistachios.

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7 thoughts on “this post sponsored by the letter “P”

  1. Kateq says:

    Ooohhh I adore potato rounds for appetizer/snacks!

  2. Loving this one – What a simple and tasty appetizer!!

  3. Wow, this is for sure crazy-tasty!!

  4. grace says:

    i’ve never had pistachios quite like this, but i imagine that the contrasting textures are like a party in your mouth. great creation. :)

  5. raydizzle says:

    these look sooo good. like a heartier chip and dip. how does one not eat all of these in a hot minute?

  6. Lauren says:

    wow! this looks like a must-try!!

  7. unbalanced1 says:

    i’ll definitely have to try this one!

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