Then everyone would be in love with me.
Raise your hand if you remember that old Oscar Mayer commercial –
Oh I wish I was an Oscar Mayer Weiner.
That is what I’d truly like to be.
‘Cause if I was an Oscar Mayer Weiner, everyone would be in love with me.
I know there are a handful of you, ahem, vintage kids that are now singing it in your head. And will be for the next 3 hours. You’re welcome.
But back to my shrimp puffs. My favorite appetizer ever.
Everyone I’ve ever made them for loves them.
It’s true. They are waaay more popular than I am (which isn’t saying a whole lot, so let me just tell you they are delicious and leave it at that).
I get asked for the recipe all the time, and I really wish I could take the credit for it (especially because I’d like to pin the photo and send it back to my blog), but because I’m nauseatingly honest and because I know that Santa already has his eye on me, I’ll have to give all the credit to Pillsbury.
In fact, you can find the recipe and a photo HERE, but let me just say my photos are way better.
Told you I was honest.
Michelle’s Pillsbury’s Famous Shrimp Puffs ~
Step 5: Roll ’em up
Pull apart the triangles (they’ll stretch….it’s okay), pat the shrimp dry and lay one shrimp on the wide end of the triangle (the BASE if you will). Roll that sucker up all the way to the end.
Step 6: Dip and bake
Press the top of the little bundle (the side opposite the pointy tail) into the sesame seeds.
Place on the parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for about 20 – 25 min. or until nicely browned.
Step 7: Glaze
When the shrimp puffs are just about done place the Apricot Preserves (I use good old Smucker’s) in the microwave and cook for about 20 seconds until it is the consistency of a glaze.
And now after all this work taking and emailing and collaging and posting these photos I’m totally pinning this picture.
I’ve earned it.
I’ll even give the Pillsbury site another plug and a thank you for introducing me to these little nuggets of heaven because I’m a rule follower and I don’t want to be in violation of any kind of copyright laws which might ban me from ever making or eating shrimp puffs again and because of the whole Santa watching thing. Again.
Let me know if you try them…and how popular they make you.