Little Appetizers For Your Next Social Gathering

Figuring out what you should prepare for a social gathering can be a challenge. But if you have a shortlist of beautiful recipes at your disposal, it’s easy. Here are some ideas you might want to try.

Sliders With French Dipping Sauce
If you’re looking for something quick and simple, then you might want to try sliders with a French dipping sauce. Find a deep baking dish and lay the bottom of it in slices of French bread. Then add some rounds of French cheese on top followed by lashing of sliced ham and sliced cooked beef. Finally top with some friend onions before capping the whole thing off with brioche. Simply bake in the oven and then divide into sliders when it comes time to serve.

Takati Rolls
If you haven’t heard of Takati rolls before, don’t worry: they’re incredibly easy to make. It’s essentially seared beef wrapped around a variety of fresh crunchy veggies, like carrot, radish and red pepper, topped off with the obligatory sesame seeds and coriander.

Lemon Shortbread Cookies
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Lemon shortbread cookies are really easy to make in a large batch, which makes them ideal for your social gatherings. All you need to do is follow the instructions in the link to make the batter and then form it into rounds which you can then put in the oven. The lemony taste adds extra interest.

Mini Cheeseburgers
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People love cheeseburgers - especially the mini versions. But actually making them requires a bit of preparation. First get yourself some good skewers to stick through the middle of them so that they hold together. Next, look around for some extra small brioche buns. Regular size just won’t cut it. Also, be sure that you make your own burger patties, since most store-bought varieties will be too large. You’re looking to make burgers that are about the same size as a flattened falafel.

Salad Spoons
Here’s a cool idea. If you’re looking for proper finger food, try making some salad spoons. Perhaps the easiest version is to place some finely-chopped cucumber, chili and fried onion pieces under a cooked shrimp, topped off with some coriander. It looks delicious - and it is. People will love it.

Tortilla Rolls
Tortilla rolls make for amazing social bites. They’re easy to handle, and you can pretty much flavor them however you like. Add beef, cheese, horseradish - whatever you like. The best approach here is to prepare them ahead of time and then place them in a cool box. Then it’s just a matter of taking them out of their wrapping and placing them on a plate.

Tempura Greens
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Tempura greens are another finger food favorite, especially when you serve them with some garlic mayo on the side.

To make tempura greens, you’ll need some broccoli, kale or asparagus and some tempura batter. You’ll also need a very hot fat pan to dunk them into, otherwise it won’t work.

So, which of these wonderful little appetizers are you going to use at your next social gathering?

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