New Ideas For Finger Food

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by kaneohegirlinaz, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. kaneohegirlinaz

    kaneohegirlinaz

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    As the Holiday Season is upon us, I have been thinking about something different to take to the multiple parties that we've been invited to. 

    In another thread, we were talking about muffins; savory versus sweet was brought up.  I was thinking savory mini muffins would be a nice appetizer. 

    Sometimes, good 'ole standbys can't be beat! 

    I made cocktail wieners (lil' smokies) in crescent rolls with sweet-hot honey mustard for dipping, they were gone in a heartbeat.
     
  2. koukouvagia

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    Here's a recipe my mother sent me a few years back.  I've never made it so I can't attest to it but she swears by it.  It's cake but I'm sure you could make it into muffins.

    Savoury Cake with Rosemary and Ham

    Ingredients

    4 eggs

    1/2 cup evaporate milk

    1/2 cup fresh milk

    1 cup olive oil

    salt & pepper

    1 stick of fresh rosemary(leaves only chopped finely

    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

    200 grams red farina " Yiotis"(shifted)

    2 celery sticks cleaned and diced

    6 slices smoked ham cut in small pieces (appx. 1/4" square)

    100 grams of feta cheese (crumbled)

    Preparation

    Preheat oven to 350 F.

    Add the eggs, both milks and the olive oil in the mixer and mix 'em in a low speed until they blend together.  Add salt & Pepper, rosemary, nutmeg and add the farina in increments while the mixture blends.

    Add the celery, the ham and the feta cheese. 

    Grease and sprinkle with flour a rectangular cake pan (pound cake pan)

    Pour the mixture in the pan and bake for 45-50 min

    After the cake cools off put it on a platter and cut it in slices as needed

    You can serve it warm or cold
     
  3. nathan kreider

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    You should look into "Bro Food". Basically food you don't need to eat with knives or forks, for any occasion.
     
  4. duckfat

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    Mmmmmm Pigs in blankets....Oink! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif

    Dave
     
  5. kaneohegirlinaz

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    Nathan, you crack me up, dude.

    I think that’s why they’re called finger food…  /img/vbsmilies/smilies/rollsmile.gif
     
  6. Iceman

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    This works for me very well (read: cheap, easy, tasty, anyone can do it).    I've played w/ the original recipe a number of different ways that have been very popular.    Give it a look. 

    Gordon Ramsay - Stuffed courgette rolls
     
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  8. nathan kreider

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    True, but it's a real thing, haha. There have been several highly successful restaurants in Australia who sell fine dining bro food.
     
  9. michaelga

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    so tell us more?

    what do they do?

    signature dishes?

    what you like/love when there?

    pics... etc.
     
  10. durangojo

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    not new, but still good.... just a few of my favorite things....

    ~ chicken salad on spiced pumpkin bread or orange-cranberry bread...curried is also good as well as using mini muffins

    ~ sno peas and grape tomatoes piiped with boursin...very christmas-y

    ~ caramelized onions, shallots, apple and brie tart or tartlets

    ~ baby new red potatoes with creme fraiche and caviar

    ~ warm bleu cheese cocktail tarts

    ~ green grapes(seedless) rolled in bleu cheese and toasted almonds

    ~ marinated cold mushrooms with crabmeat

    ~ arancini with arrabiata sauce

    ~ roasted tomato tart

    ~brandied brie truffles rolled in black bread crumbs

    ~spicy gazpacho shot with bay scallops, avacado 

    ~curried shrimp and mango salad in 5 spice wonton cup

    ~ baked brie bundles in puff pastry( apricot preserves and pecans)

    geez, kgirl, can you tell it's football season?

    joey
     
  11. kaneohegirlinaz

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    Miss KK,

    200 grams red farina " Yiotis"(shifted)

    I had to Google that one, I had never heard of that before

    Not sure if I'd be able to find that ingredient here in the desert, but I'll look, that recipe sounds rather interesting
     
  12. kaneohegirlinaz

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    ... and my Sista' Joey, who would ever know that you are a top notch chef with favorite finger foods like that?  /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif

    I've only caviar once in my life and LOVED IT!!!

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  13. durangojo

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    yes, caviar is truly a guilty pleasure which i don't get to eat often enough.... when i do though it is totally without guilt

    ( what would be the point of that?).....

    since you are a huge fritatta lover, right up your alley is mini frittatas made in muffin tins.....as with any fritatta, skies the limit

    joey
     
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  14. kaneohegirlinaz

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    joey my friend, you know me all too well!

    I have a recipe for mini frittatas made in mini muffins tins, but they keep coming out too dry...
     
  15. karolinagal

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    This looks wonderful.....I am going to try this recipe this weekend. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif
     
     
  16. durangojo

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    kgirl,

    try using a bigger sized muffin cup, and fill them just a little past half....you can top with parmesan after you pull them out while still warm, or if later, put them under the broiler for a second or two just to brown and slightly melt

    joey
     
  17. koukouvagia

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    I think it's self raising flour, use any kind.
     
  18. durangojo

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     a cereal grain like 'cream of wheat' maybe?....

    also kgirl, using ricotta helps in keeping  'fritatta muffins' nice and moist

    joey
     
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  19. kaneohegirlinaz

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    here's what's funny, I spoke to my Mother this morning and asked her what she would like to have for

    Christmas Brunch this year and she said she wanted a frittata with loads of goodies in it!!  /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smoking.gif
     
  20. duckfat

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    You could be correct as some times products have similar names especially in different regions. The only time I have ever seen Farina it was a cereal product a lot like cream of wheat. The prison system and schools use it here because it's dirt cheap. IIR it's only part of the whole grain. Some other coarse grain might be a viable substitution. In a lot of stores here I often see a brand called "Bob's Red Mill" that produces unusual grains like this. They usually sell in 1# clear plastic packages. I have see that brand @ WallyWorld as well but in a much smaller selection.

    I have never seen the term "Yiotis". Could that be a brand and perhaps your Mom meant "sifted"?

    Dave