Fancy One Bite Appetizers are made with simple ingredients, and most require no cooking. Wow your guests with these no cook, one bite inexpensive appetizers that are so easy to assemble.
(This post has been updated and was originally published in 2013.)
The New Year is upon us. We best start preparing now. It’s time to strut the stuff and have some fun. No religion, but a lot of praying…you know the kind of praying that you mumble deep inside, about keeping all those resolutions. Yeah. I know. We all do it. Right? This is the year I ‘m going to officially lose weight and pay off my bills and believe in myself more. I’m going to have more strength because I’m going to exercise more. Yeah. I’m just sayin’…let’s do it after we eat some of these simply fancy, one bite appetizers.
My goal is to keep simplifying. That means food, too. I have a tendency to overdo when I have company over and sometimes get worn out before they even arrive. This has got to change. Inventing these simply fancy one bite appetizers that require no cooking, is a great way to get the party rolling. These appetizers are a bit more sophisticated than a dip, which means I have to be a bit more polite when I chow. Serve these fancy apps to company and they will be amazed that such simple and fairly inexpensive ingredients combine to create one incredible bite!
One bite appetizers are quick to prepare and no cooking involved. They are easy on your waistline as long as you don’t overdue, which I guess is true of most food! Figure 6-8 per person if it’s a cocktail party, and 4-6, if it’s a dinner party. If you are making all 5 of these for a cocktail party of 8; make 12 of each and you will have a few extra. Maybe! But enough math for now! With food like this it’s not hard to be the host or hostess with the mostest! And if you don’t feel like assembling each individually, just place one on a platter and let your guests copy it.
Your pantry creates many opportunities for creativity. Look what you can do with tortilla chips, potato chips and dried fruit. Take a crostini and add a mini Caesar salad. Take a look and see what you can come up with. Manservant kept eyeing these plates and asking if this was lunch. He’s not one to let a good thing escape. And neither should you!
Caesar Salad Crostini
These Caesar salad crostinis are like mini salads on a giant crouton. No fork required.
12 crostinis (Whole Foods are really good!)
Parmesan Cheese Crisps (Buy or make your own)
Romaine Lettuce (A few leaves cut into a chiffonade or thin ribbons.)
Anchovies (If desired)
2 minced garlic cloves
1T lemon juice or 1/2 a lemon squeezed
1/2 t worcestershire sauce
1/4 t dijon mustard
3/4 t anchovy paste
2 T mayonnaise
3 grinds of black pepper
Parmesan Fricos or Cheese Crisps
2 c of Parmesan Cheese, shredded
Combine ingredients until smooth. Use a tiny spoonful on top of lettuce. Or feel free to use your favorite Caesar dressing!
Preheat oven to 325. Spread 2 c of grated parmesan cheese in a 10″ parchment lined square pan. Bake about 15-20 minutes until golden. Let cool and break into random pieces.
Apricot and Blue Cheese Chorizo Bites
Apricot and Blue Cheese Chorizo Bites are sweet and salty and so good!
Layer in the listed order of ingredients.
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Potato Chip, Goat’s Cheese, Chile Jam and Bacon Bites
Who doesn’t love potato chips and bacon? Combined with a bit of cheese and some spicy sweet jam, this is a great appetizer!
Layer in the order listed.
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Blue Corn Chips with Smoked Salmon and Chile Sauce
These one bite salmon appetizers are perfect for your guests to make or serve them on a fancy tray! What a great way to eat corn chips!
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Smoked Salmon on a Potato Chip with Caper Sauce
Smoked Salmon combined with potato chips and capers is one great appetizer bite!
Make your caper sauce and assemble on chip in order listed.
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