Smoked Pork and Jalapeno Cream Cheese Mini Crunchy Oatmeal Cookies
From Royal Chef Darren McGrady
With the holiday season approaching, this is one of my ‘go to’ appetizers when friends unexpectedly turn up for drinks. I always have several packs of Walkers mini crunchy oatmeal cookies and canned jalapenos in the pantry and cream cheese in the refrigerator and can turn out a delicious appetizer display in minutes. Smoked pork is my favorite on this appetizer, but you can use chicken or pieces of torn prosciutto. It’s even really tasty with a little sliced fig on top of the cream cheese.
Makes about 25 appetizers
1 4.4 oz pack Walkers mini crunchy oatmeal cookies
2 cups whipped cream cheese
1 jalapeno, (seeds removed) finely diced or 2 TBS drained, canned jalapenos
8 ounces smoked pork (or chicken) – shredded
½ cup peach jam
Cilantro or micro greens to garnish
Fold the jalapeno to taste, into the cream cheese and spoon or pipe with a star tip onto the cookies. Top with pieces of the shredded meat and finish with a little peach jam. Garnish with cilantro or micro greens.