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Old 07-15-2016, 03:24 PM   #1
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Need suggestions for finger food appetizers

I'm looking for suggestions for appetizers that can easily be eaten with your fingers. My wife and I are part of a group that gets together at different members houses for a wine tasting. Everyone brings an appetizer or dessert to share. There are a couple of people who are serious about wine, but most of us just get together to enjoy some wine and socialize. The requirements are:

- Can be transported to someone's house, and no ovens are available.

- Can be consumed while standing with a glass of wine in one hand. Under the best of circumstances this is a bit of a challenge for those of us with less than three hands.

Dips, spreads, etc. tend to be a little difficult to eat under the circumstances. I'm trying to avoid some of the obvious rollups or mini sandwiches. In the past I've made some small pizzas and had them ready sliced, and that worked out pretty well. I'm thinking that bite size skewers might work, such as a caprese salad (mozzzarella cubes, grape tomato, and basil). I stumbled across a recipe for a watermelon, feta, and kalamata olive skewer (and I doubt that anyone else would make this!).

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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Old 07-15-2016, 03:29 PM   #2
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Deviled eggs, cheese plate with assorted crackers, prosciutto wrapped bread sticks etc.

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Old 07-15-2016, 03:30 PM   #3
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Buy a thin lavash or roll-up bread. Layer it with flavored cream cheese or a spread like boursin or rondele, add slices of ham and a row of cucumber sticks down the middle. Roll it all up into a big long roll and slice it into 1" slices.
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:47 PM   #4
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Maybe get some wonton wrappers (Asian style) and put a mixture in them and fry them. Probably will stay hot enough if you put them in a correct container. I like a hamburger, garlic, onion mixture that my wife makes.

Maybe a good quality genoa salami wrapped around a piece of cheese served on a toothpick skewer. No bread necessary.

Or maybe some Ritz crackers with a bit of Marmite (or Vegemite) spread on them. Might be a conversation piece, as most people haven't tried Marmite. It's a savory/salty flavor.

Also perhaps tortilla chips with a bit of melted cheese on top and a single jalapeno in the middle. Tasty little bite.
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:47 PM   #5
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A Muffuletta Pinwheel, similar to Andy's idea.

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Parmesan cheese twists, you can make them very long or finger size.

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Cheese Pennies, You can also dust them with a combination of confectioners sugar and cayenne pepper after they cool, great with coffee.

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Old 07-15-2016, 03:51 PM   #6
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Cut figs through their equators, leaving their stems on. Broil until slightly softened but still holding their shape. Allow to cool. Fill with goat cheese.

Any kind of sate, made ahead on 5" skewers and served cold with peanut sauce.
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Old 07-15-2016, 04:24 PM   #7
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I made mini cheese balls for a party in January. I used small pretzel sticks instead of toothpicks - nothing to throw away!

Here's one recipe: Mini Cheese Balls

I made mine with Havarti and cream cheese and rolled them in minced bell peppers.
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Old 07-15-2016, 04:37 PM   #8
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Need suggestions for finger food appetizers

The old standard from the ’60’s, Lil Smokies and/or mini meatballs in the CP in a sauce made with Welch's Grape Jelly and Heinz Chili Sauce. These always disappear quickly.

Around here, sliced deer sausage, sliced cheese, and Ritz crackers are very popular.

A friend brings trays of egg rolls from a local Chinese restaurant, they disappear quickly as well.
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Old 07-15-2016, 05:05 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
The old standard from the ’60’s, Lil Smokies and/or mini meatballs in the CP in a sauce made with Welch's Grape Jelly and Heinz Chili Sauce. These always disappear quickly.
Continuing that retro thought, how about Rumaki....those delectable bacon wrapped cocktail bites from the 60's. They were a hit then, and just as tasty now. Perfect for your party 10speed. I liked the chicken liver version, but this recipe is without.

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts {Rumaki} ? The Wicked Noodle
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Old 07-15-2016, 06:34 PM   #10
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I like your watermelon/ feta /olive skewers that you mention.
I was thinking watermelon sticks spritzed with lime juice and a shake of cayenne or a milder hot pepper. Jicama sticks made the same way.

Stuffed cherry tomatoes.

Grilled asparagus spears, then wrap w/ prosciutto.

Smoked salmon, cr cheese, dill roll ups. Hot smoked salmon crumbled rather than thin slices works better for these.

I've posted this before, good for parties. Artichoke squares.
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