Sunday, October 9, 2011

Grandma's Shrimpies

Shrimpies are a favorite Christmas treat!
 Here is another favorite family recipe you are sure to love! That is, if you like shrimp, cream, butter and cheese! Serve these warm and watch them disappear! At Christmastime Grandma T. used to make multiple batches of these along with so many other wonderful treats! Every time I make them, I think of her and do miss her! She was a great cook and had a generous, hospitable heart but she could sure be ornery too! It makes me smile remembering some of the things she's said or done that I may have thought but never actually would say! LOL Enjoy her Shrimpies and share!

Grandma T.'s Shrimpies
1 cup butter, softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 Tablespoon heavy cream
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2-2 cups mini shrimp

1 1/2 cups heavy cream
3 lightly beaten eggs

1/2 cup grated cheeses (Cheddar and Parmesan) 
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a medium bowl, cream well:  butter and cream cheese. Beat in 2 T heavy cream. Work in the flour and 1/2 tsp. salt to make a pastry dough. Form into long rounds, about 1" thick, seal in waxed paper and refrigerate for several hours (or freeze to harden quicker).

2. After dough has hardened, heat oven to 425'.

3. Slice pastry dough in 1/8"-1/4'' slices and press into mini muffin pans, pressing around sides. Lay about 4- 6 mini shrimp on top of pastry dough.

4. Combine 1 1/2 cups heavy cream and 3 lightly beaten eggs; set aside.

5. Combine cheese and salt and pepper. 

6. Spoon about 1/2 Tablespoon- 1 Tablespoon egg mixture over shrimp. Sprinkle with cheese.

7. Bake 5 minutes at 425'. Reduce heat to 350' and bake 15 minutes longer or until Shrimpies are set and lightly browned on top. Best when served immediately but also works well to make ahead and heat in a crock pot.

NOTE: To heat in a crock pot, line pot with foil, layering Shrimpies and foil. Keep on Low setting so as not to burn the Shrimpies.

Can be kept in freezer for up to 3 months.

Use a plastic knife or flat utensil to scoop out of a non-stick pan. Sometimes they stick but usually they just pop out after a little help!

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