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Appetizers Worthy of Cupid's Arrow - 27 recipes

Start your Valentine's Day feast off the right way with these scrumptious appetizer recipes that are sure to get you struck by Cupid's arrow, because he has a thing for a well-stocked nosh table.

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By blum099

Rate this recipe 4.7/5 (6 Votes)
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Servings 10
Preparation time 20
Cooking time 60

  • 2 tablespoon canola oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup egg matzo, about 6-ounces
  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons snipped chives, plus more for garnish
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 slices smoked salmon, about 1/4-pound, for garnish
  • horseradish cream, for garnish, to taste

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