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December 6, 2016   7:11 pm A Page From the Kontos Cookbook … Holiday Prep in a flash with this Flatbread Party Planner

Paterson, N.J. – Dec. 6, 2016 – With holiday party invites headed your way, finding the time to whip up a dozen different appetizer recipes is enough to make the most accomplished multi-taskers lose their cool.
Kontos Foods, maker of artisan flatbreads and other ethnic foods, has a solution… a Flatbread Party Planner that comes together with minimal fuss and stress. Kontos Foods suggests using Kontos Cocktail Flatbreads to make these tasty and elegant appetizers featuring fresh, and easily accessible ingredients like tomato and goat cheese; asparagus and pepper; Gruyére cheese and ham; turkey meatball and chutney; and smoked trout and radishes. These Cocktail Flatbreads can be assembled in a few minutes so you easily make more than one to have a sampling platter to appeal to all tastes. Bon appétit!

Ingredients:

1 pkg. (5.2 oz.) Kontos® Cocktail Flatbread (20 pieces)

Instructions: Serves 4

Tomato-Goat Cheese: Spread each Cocktail Flatbread with 1/2 Tbsp. softened goat cheese. Top with 4 to 5 roasted grape tomatoes. Garnish with 1 pitted Kalamata olive and fresh oregano leaves.

Asparagus Pepper Wraps: For each Cocktail Flatbread, wrap 1 piece prosciutto around 2 grilled asparagus spears and 2 grilled red bell pepper strips.

Gruyére & Ham Melts: Top each Cocktail Flatbread with 1 small slice Gruyére cheese and 1 Tbsp. diced cooked ham. Heat in skillet over medium heat or toast in toaster-oven until cheese melts. Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme leaves.

Turkey Meatball with Chutney: Spread each Cocktail Flatbread with 1 tsp. mint sauce and 2 tsp. of your favorite chutney. Top with 1 hot turkey or beef meatball and secure with a wooden pick. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Smoked Trout & Radish: Spread each Cocktail Flatbread with 1/2 Tbsp. Greek yogurt. Top with 1 Tbsp. smoked trout pieces, 2 radish slices and 1 thin lemon slice. Garnish with chopped chives.

“The Flatbread Party Planner offers something for everyone,” said Steve Kontos, vice president and owner of Kontos Foods. “The Cocktail Flatbreads appetizers provide a perfect base for the varied savory toppings, all accented with fresh herbs, such as mint, thyme or chives. You’re sure to impress your friends with these party pleasers.”

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 Steve, 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.

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