Southern Little Bites

When you live in a small town you don’t always have access to everything you think you might want. I was looking for some little fillo cups the other day and found out that they are only available at my favorite grocery store around the holidays.

Okay, I better stop here and think about the spelling of fillo. On the Athens  Fillo Dough site, they spell it both “fillo” and “phyllo” and I have also seen it spelled, “filo” – very confusing. I decided to go with fillo. So there 🙂

Soooo, where were we? Oh yes, fillo cups. I could find fillo dough but not cups. So the thing to do, obviously, was to buy the dough and make my own!

Here is how I did it:

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Now that was just fun! It wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be after hearing how “difficult” it is to work with fillo. It really wasn’t at all.

Okay, what else could you put in those little cups?

Today’s Lagniappe: Fillo Cup Filling Ideas

mozzerella and tomatoes topped with basil

goat cheese and fig preserves

strawberries and whipped cream

guacamole with chopped, cooked, shrimp

spinach dip

What would you put in a fillo cup?


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4 responses to “Southern Little Bites”

  1. Alexis AKA MOM Avatar

    Wow I’m loving that! I’ve seen the cups over the years but never put much thought into them. I’m loving the idea of guacamole in it! YUM

    Spellings oh how they haunt me, you did awesome pointing out so you don’t get those ppl that will correct … hehe I so have those every once in awhile stop by.

    Stopping by from TMTT

  2. Jacqueline Avatar

    I love, love, love phyllo dough. A little tricky to work with, but if you keep it covered it is so easy and sooooo elegant. Love, your little collage of photos. It made me very hungry. Keep on sharing!!

  3. Christi Avatar

    Okay, Christy – Biscuit dough would be much easier and how great is that recipe!?

  4. Christy Keirn Avatar

    I have an amazing recipe from my NAJA friends in Greenville that is almost the same as fillo – and you can change the filling, but I love it with bacon & tomato. Here it is:

    Bacon and Tomato Cups
    8 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
    1 tomato, chopped
    1/2 onion, chopped
    3 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
    1/2 cup mayo (Blue Plate if you can find it)
    1 teaspoon dried basil
    1 (16 ounce) can refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough.
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a mini muffin pan.
    Divide the biscuits by pulling apart each biscuit into 2 or 3 horizontal layers. Fill your mini muffin pan with those and ruffle the edges, creating a little “cup” out of the raw biscuit.
    Mix all ingredients and fill each biscuit cup a little over 1/2 full. Bake for 10-15 minutes in the preheated oven or until golden brown. They are awesome!

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