Red Pepper, Mint and Sage Gougères

Red Pepper Mint and Sage

Today I was inspired by Jenn’s (Eating Bender) post on gougères. I had never really heard of them before, let’s be honest, I had to look up exactly how to pronounce them, but they looked like fun to make – so I was in!

mint and sage

Jenn made a red pepper and basil version, but I was fresh out of basil so I decided to make my own variation:

Red Pepper, Mint and Sage Gougères 

how to steps - red pepper gougèresjust add cheese

Here’s How I Made Them {via the photos above}:

1) Add 1 cup of water & 6 tbsp unsalted butter to a large saucepan, cook on medium until it comes to a full oil.

2) Reduce heat to low –  stir in 1 cup flour

 3) Add in 1/2 tsp garlic salt

4) Stir the mixture until it easily forms a ball, remove from heat and put into a bowl

5) Add 4 eggs, 1 at a time,

6) Whisk the eggs into the mixture completely, until the mixture is smooth

7) Stir in 1 cup parmesan cheese

8) Add in 1/2 tablespoon of fresh mint and 1/2 tablespoon sage

9) Mix everything together completely. Form mini balls using a tablespoon & drop onto a baking sheet. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese & cook for 18 – 20 minutes at 400*

10) Serve & Enjoy!

balls

These were so easy to make & I just about had all the ingredients in my pantry already!

{I love it when that happens!}

redpepper gougères

There are so many things I love about these  gougères, besides being so easy & quick to make, you can literally add anything to them to make them super tasty & delicious. I was going to add bits of pepperoni, but forgot to pick it up at the store – next time! got yum

These bite sized savory treats are perfect little appetizers for any party. And I do have to tell you that the mint & sage combination was pretty awesome {and unexpected!}

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What would be your favorite gougères ingredient combination?

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pepper mint and sagemint and sage gougères

 

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3 Comments

  • Reply Jenn (eating bender) March 20, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Yum!! Thank you for the shout out – I’m so excited you made gougères! I love the idea of mint and sage. I’m going to have to try that next time. 🙂 I agree that the versatility of these little bites is a big part of what makes them so awesome. Pepperoni is a fantastic idea, too!

  • Reply Patty O March 20, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Great appetizer idea – how many did your recipe make? I like your idea of pepperoni, maybe some onion too!

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