Gourmet Finger Foods – Tickle Your Tastebuds

For your next party, you might want to consider serving appetizers. They are easy to prepare, many of which can be made ahead so that you can host your party within a half hour’s time.

We’ve all attended a party at one point in our life when the host or hostess seems to be running ragged trying to serve all the food. What a disaster that can be! They might have planned on serving some fantastic food, but they didn’t work on the timing, and that can ruin the entire party. It’s difficult to get too much food into one small space, so work with the space that you have. You can’t have a party for dinner without the dinner, after all.

A finger food party is different from a soup and salad party. With a finger food party, you can have a lot more meat and seafood, and usually eat a small serving of vegetables as well. The finger food should be light enough to be eaten without a spoon, and contain enough components so that you won’t get sick from the salad, but not so small that you can’t enjoy the party.

An at least small bowl of soup and a small plate of salad is usually appropriate for a finger food party. For a larger party, you might want to have a broth-party or cream-party type of affair, with several different types of soups and at least a bread or two.

An at least small bowl of soup and a small plate of salad is usually appropriate for a finger food party. For a larger party, you might want to have a broth-party or cream-party type of affair, with several different types of soups and at least a bread or two.

What You Want To Feed

Because the heart of the party is people, you need to know what you want to feed. Do you want to provide a vegetarian option? Maybe you should include a meat option, too. Do you want to provide your guests with a big plate of food? Perhaps you should provide only a small bowl of finger foods. The option is up to you.

Planning the Menu

Once you know what you are going to need, you need to start planning the menu. One challenge that diners will face is that there are many sides and options for side dishes, so you want to choose carefully. The sides will vary by restaurant, but here are a few main ideas to consider.

For a small and relaxed party, it’s a good idea to go with a set of delectable and easy to eat finger foods. You don’t want your guests to work too hard to eat their favorite finger foods.

Cheese: Cheeses are always a good choice for a finger food party. You want them to mingle as they sip on their wine and cocktails. Not everyone likes hard-boiled eggs, so a set of grilled cheese sandwiches with a hard-boiled egg side are always a good choice.

Meat: You want to make sure that your guests can enjoy meat from a variety of sources. For example, you might want to serve a beef patty and sautéed shrimp, but if you’re only focusing on finger foods, you might as well just serve a grilled cheese sandwich. Make sure that the meat is cooked and the bread that accompanies the meat is not too soggy.

Eggs: Eggs are a reliable option to give a lot of breakfast partygoers much-needed proteins. They are available in many flavors, and are readily available in the market. Pick a basket with a variety of colors, and then add a small bottle of barbecue sauce, an egg cup, and some water. An egg runny is the perfect additive to a salad that’s a little too greasy.

Celery: This is a great choice for snacking on. It adds a little bit of zing to your otherwise green salad. And, celery stays crisp better than it dries. You can eat celery right up, with butter, or just by sprinkling a little salt and pepper. It’s always a great choice to have a caramel apple with your breakfast.

Mushrooms: This is a great idea for ornithological types. If you’ve been trying to find a use for your plump and juicy new potatoes, now is the time to grow old fashioned about them. Toss some capsicum in there, and there you haveIntroducing truffle oilberries.

 Chicken and seafood: Chicken and seafood is always a winning combination. You want the flavor of seafood to be strong, and you want the accompanying spices to accentuate the chicken. Garnish with scallions, and serve with a tossed – and possibly flamed – rice.

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