An excellent crisp appetizer of celery filled with a cream cheese mixture- great with Hot Wings or a welcome appetizer anytime!
1 Large BunchCelery Organic if possible
1 8 oz.Cream CheeseSoftened
1/2 CupSharp Cheddar CheeseGrated- not pre-shredded
1 TablespoonFinely Grated sweet Onion With juice included
1 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
1 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Black PepperOr to tastes
1 Tablespoon Milk
1Tablespoon Finely Chopped Green onion TopsOptional
Separate Celery Stalks. Trim tops and bottoms of stalks and wash well, removing any heavy strings or bruises. While celery dries, combine cheeses and blend until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and blend well. Spread cheese mixture into center of each celery rib. Press 3 cheese filled ribs together with filling facing the center. Tie each celery bundle with kitchen twine or string. Chill filled ribs for at least one hour. * covered tightly this is a great make ahead recipe. Slice celery blossoms into 1/2 to 3/4 inch slices. Arrange on large edible leaves, such as cabbage or collard leaves. Serves 12-16.
These celery blossoms are wonderful with Hot Wings. Any leftovers should be chilled. They are also a wonderful snack alone or served on a party cracker!