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Old 06-16-2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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Mini appetizers

This weekend a group of friends are heading to the Cape for a fun filled weekend. The theme for one of the happy hours is mini appetizers. Anyone have any really great ideas?


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Old 06-16-2008, 05:30 PM   #2
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How small does it have to be to be a mini?

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Old 06-16-2008, 05:40 PM   #3
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One person is bringing mini burgers. Just something you can pick up and eat. I should add that we are camping. I was thinking of something that perhaps I could stuff in either a mini pita or "scoops" brand chips. But would love something totally different. There is a competitive edge to it (all in fun)
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:53 PM   #4
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Just a few ideas off the top of my head:

Chicken salad and slices almonds wrapped in a lettuce leaf

lil' smokies wrapped in a cressant roll ( cut the triangle in half lenthwise to make them fit betther)

Top one of those premade pizza shells with cheese and grilled vegggies and slice into small bite-sized slices

How about filling scoops with either a taco-beef mix topped with cheese or maybe refried beans topped with cheese.
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:02 PM   #5
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We used to do those little rye bread squares (the come in a loaf and are 1" by 1") topped with a hamburger/kethcup/mustard/cheddar cheese mix. Kinda like a mini burger of sorts done on the bread then toasted.
I like the lil smokies idea, we do that as well. Mini pizzas made on English muffins are always good. Melba toast topped with solid white tuna and cream cheese, a little salt and pepper and sugar for taste. I don't know about where you are at, but here we can buy the mini taco shells in the supermarket so you could make mini tacos. Pinwheels are one of my favorites.
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:17 PM   #6
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MY wife occasionally makes these mini knish/blintz-like appetizers. She boils up some rigatoni. Then stuffs them with mashed potatoes. Brushed with a little oil then baked to make a little crispy. Usually we eat dipping in mustard or sour cream. Simple, quich, cheap and very good. But kinda have to be made on the spot, or else they lose their crispness.
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:22 PM   #7
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I have the perfect mini appetizer! Stuffed black olives. Mix together cream cheese & your favorite fresh herb & perhaps some pepper, then pipe it into the olives (so it's pretty) then garnish it with one of these ideas: tiny slice of red/yellow bell pepper, or tiny basil leaf, or pinenut...etc
they're really cute.

Another good tiny stuffer are grape tomatoes. It is time consuming, but worth it in taste. With those, I stuff it with a mix of garlic, green onion & gorgonzola
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:36 PM   #8
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Rachael Ray has this great recipe for grilled shrimp brushed with sauce made of hoisin sauce and Thai chili sauce, then wrapped in a bibb lettuce leaf to serve.

Or, I posted a recipe for crostini with goat cheese and roasted red peppers a while back: http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...ese-44439.html
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:32 PM   #9
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At Christmas I found a package of pre-baked mini-muffin sized phyllo cups. I was planning on making spanikopita but when I saw those I gained an hour in prep time.... I made the regular filling and put it in those shells, sprinkled a little parmesan and baked 20 min or so.
Oh boy I need to find some more of those now I think!!!
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 06-17-2008, 01:51 AM   #10
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Check these out:

Chicken Salad Puffs - Allrecipes

Tortilla-Basil Pinwheels

Cherry Tomato Appetizers Recipe | Recipezaar

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