Everyone knows that Big Game parties are all about the appetizers and finger foods. This year, try offering something new and delicious on your football party buffet: A colorful variety of hors d’oeuvres served on a warm, fluffy, mini pita bread called Kontos Cocktail Flatbreads.
Cocktail Flatbreads are two-inch mini pita disks from Kontos Foods
that can be used as the basis for creative party foods. Use Cocktail
Flatbreads to assemble yummy appetizers with sliced meats, seafood
salad, chicken salad, or sliced fish. You can also use them for juicy
hamburger sliders, pizza samplers, or serve with dips.
“The mini-flatbreads come with café-style grill marks, which make them
an attractive and delicious base for simple, colorful hors d’oeuvres.
Before assembling your treats, warm the bread for 1-2 minutes at 375⁰ F
degrees to enhance their flavor and fluffiness,” said Demetrios
Haralambatos, executive chef at Kontos Foods.
Here are some great appetizer ideas from Chef Haralambatos:
Grilled Beef or Pork Tenderloin. Place sliced
strips of grilled beef, roasted pork tenderloin or pulled pork on the
Cocktail Flatbread. Drizzle with gravy, steak sauce, BBQ sauce or
horseradish mayonnaise. When using beef, try topping with your favorite
slivered cheese. Garnish with dill or scallions.
Chicken or Tuna Salad. Prepare chicken salad
with tiny diced chicken, apples and walnuts. Or, prepare tuna salad with
chopped celery or sweet corn. Dollop a teaspoonful of your salads on
the Cocktail Flatbread. Garnish with sliced cherry tomato and fresh
Smoked Salmon. Layer small pieces or chunks
of your favorite smoked salmon on Kontos Cocktail Flatbread. Top the
salmon with sliced avocado, horseradish mayonnaise, slivered cucumber
and/or picked ginger. Garnish with capers or a small dollop of Greek
yogurt, if desired.
Hamburger Slider. Grill a small hamburger, or
cheeseburger, and place between two Cocktail Flatbreads. Garnish with
your favorite condiments, lettuce and sliced plum tomato.
Pizza Samplers. Spread a teaspoonful of pizza
sauce on each Cocktail Flatbread. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella or mixed
shredded cheese; add pepperoni, sausage pieces, mushrooms if desired.
Bake in oven or toaster oven for 5-7 minutes at 375⁰ degrees.
“To keep your Big Game Day party preparations simple, purchase your
toppings – such as chicken or tuna salad, sliced salmon, and dressings –
at the supermarket and simply assemble when ready,” said Steve Kontos,
vice president and owner of Kontos Foods. “And, if you can’t find mini
Cocktail Flatbreads in your store, you can cut out your own from
regular-sized flatbread, using a round cookie cutter or juice glass.”
The Kontos Cocktail Flatbreads, which contain no trans-fat and are 100%
vegetarian, come in 20-piece retail packs. Kontos sells its products to
retailers and foodservice establishments across North America and around
the world. Find Kontos Foods on Twitter @KontosFoods, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Kontosfoods and on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/kontosfoods/.
About Kontos Foods
Founded in 1987, Kontos Foods, Inc. is a Paterson, New Jersey-based
provider of traditional Mediterranean foods for restaurants, hotels,
food service, retail specialty stores and supermarkets worldwide. The
family-owned company specializes in hand-stretched flatbreads, including
the Kontos Pocket-Less Pita®, Fillo dough, pastries, olives, gyro
meats, and Greek yogurts, as well as nearly 50 varieties of multi-ethnic
flatbreads. Kontos, which has over 225 employees and was founded by
Evripides (Evris) Kontos with his son Steven, together bring over 100
years’ experience in the premium food industry. The company’s bread and
Fillo products are made in the USA. Visit www.kontos.com or call (973) 278-2800.