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Appetizers and Finger Foods

Surprise Your Guests With These Zesty Appetizers and Finger Foods

Want to wow your guests with some finger-licking appetizers? Here are some recipes that you can choose from.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 6, 2018
Finger foods are delicious and are the main attraction for the guests at a party. They are served before the main course or at a cocktail party. So the next time you have a girl's night, a sleepover, or a drinks and cocktail party, here are some interesting recipes you can use.
Cheese Bites
Ingredients:
  • ½ cup, butter or margarine (warm)
  • 1 cup, plain flour
  • 2 cups, Cheddar cheese (grated)
  • ¼ teaspoon, cayenne pepper (ground)
  • ¼ teaspoon, paprika or red pepper
Preparation:
  • Set the oven at 400 ºF and let it preheat.
  • In a bowl, mix butter/margarine, pepper, and flour.
  • Next, add the cheese and blend well.
  • On a greased baking dish, arrange small round cheese ball mixture.
  • Bake for ten minutes in the preheated oven.

Deviled Eggs
Ingredients:
  • 12 eggs (large)
  • ½ cup, mayonnaise
  • 1½ tablespoons, mustard .
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Paprika (for garnish)
Preparation:
  • In a large saucepan, place the eggs with water and bring it to a boil on medium heat. Boil for 15 minutes and place under cold water. Peel the eggs under running cold water.
  • After the eggs are cool, cut them into halves lengthwise.
  • Remove the yolks and place the yolk in a bowl.
  • Mash the yolks and add mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper to it. Mix till all the ingredients have blended together.
  • In the egg whites place this mixture and garnish with paprika, parsley, and an olive if desired.

Oriental Steak Bite Appetizers
Ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons, cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup, soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons, vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons, sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon, sugar
  • 1 tablespoon, oyster Sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • Black pepper
  • Ginger, ground - ¼ teaspoon.
  • 2 pounds, sirloin steaks (boneless and cut in cubes)
  • ½ cup, green onions (finely sliced)
Preparation:
  • In a mixing bowl add the cornstarch, soy sauce, sesame seeds, sugar, oyster sauce, garlic, black pepper, ginger, and vegetable oil. Mix well.
  • Next, add the steak cubes and green onions and stir to coat well.
  • Let this marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Remove the beef and drain, do not throw the marinade away.
  • Add the beef to a broiler pan for 10 minutes brushing with marinade occasionally till it is cooked. Or grill barbeque style.

Chicken Garlic Bites
Ingredients:
  • 2 pieces, chicken breast (boneless and skinless, cut into cubes)
  • ½ cup, olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ¼ teaspoon, pepper
  • ½ cup, breadcrumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon, cayenne pepper
Preparation:
  • In a mixing bowl, add the olive oil, garlic, and pepper and mix well.
  • In a dish add the chicken and marinate it with the oil and garlic mixture.
  • Allow this to marinade for 1 hour.
  • Remove the chicken and drain the marinade.
  • Preheat the oven to 475 ºF.
  • In another bowl mix breadcrumbs and cayenne pepper.
  • Coat the chicken pieces with the crumbs.
  • Arrange on a baking dish with a greased sheet.
  • Bake till brown and cooked.
Deep Fried Cheese Balls
Tender and juicy veal steak medium rare with French fries