Wow! Hard to believe that it’s almost the end of November and Thanksgiving is next week. This year sure has flown by and we’re ready to pig out next Thursday. For this weeks blog, we thought it might be fun to modify three thanksgiving appetizer recipes for MultiChef. Each recipe will have reduced MultiChef cook times, perfect for serving as specials next week to your customers looking to jump start their holiday. So lets jump right in to these great MultiChef recipes.
Before I start, lets fill our non-oven folks in on what is MultiChef. MultiChef is our high speed oven, capable of cutting cook times by up to 75% all without the use of microwaves. MultiChef’s unique combination of convection, direct infrared and rotary air impingement allows for high speed cooking without sacrificing food quality. This means, every MultiChef recipe below has been modified to account for the speed factor. Should you want to try the recipe in a standard oven you should stick to the cook times listed on the linked recipe’s page.
For our first Thanksgiving themed MultiChef recipe, we take a thanksgiving staple at my house and speed it up! Delicious brie is topped with fresh fruit, jam or preserves and nuts, wrapped in crescent roll dough and baked for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. The result is an ooey-gooey cheesy-fruity pastry ready for cutting and spreading onto crackers. Try serving it with additional cut fruit, nuts and mixed crackers for an appetizer with wider variety and appeal. This recipe also works with other cheese varieties, perfect for capturing every season’s flavors. Check out the full original recipe here.
Now if your customers crave something crispier for their appetizer fare, why not try offering baked zucchini chips. Cut your zucchini into small bite sized chips, dry them off with a paper towel and set them aside for next steps. Mix together parmesan cheese and some bread crumbs, seasoned to taste and set aside along with another bowl for your pre batter egg dip. Dip each slice of zucchini in egg then coat with breadcrumbs and lay out on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray. Cook chips for 6 minutes on each side or until desired crispiness has been achieved. We recommend serving this appetizer with a small bowl of marinara for dipping. Check out the full original recipe here.
If you’re a fan of serving some lighter holiday options to your guests, look no further than this MultiChef recipe for a light baked spinach feta dip. Simply mix spinach, feta, cream cheese, Greek yogurt, green onions, garlic, oregano, and black pepper into a baking crock and level with your spatula. Cover with foil and cook for 15 minutes. Remove foil, place crock onto top shelf, turn MultiChef browning on and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Serve hot with pita chips, crackers and any other dipping delectable of your choice. Check out the full original recipe and measurements here.
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There you have it, three unique MultiChef recipes to get your holiday rush feeling the spirit of thanksgiving. To be honest, these recipes are great year round, but theres something about baked goodies that scream for the fall season. We encourage you to test them out and make your own variations based on local flair! Happy Thanksgiving!