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Fancy One Bite Appetizers

 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.

Fancy One Bite Appetizers

(This post has been updated and was originally published in 2013.)
I don’t know about you, but I am tired of cranberries, and sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts. I am tired of turkey and maple anything and if I ate ham, probably ham. Add sugar to this list. I am so sugared out. I never thought I would admit that! I am almost ready for healthy food but I still have one more event to get through! Yeah. I know you know what I’m talking about.

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

Caesar Salad One Bite Appetizers
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Caesar Salad Crostini

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder

Description

These Caesar salad crostinis are like mini salads on a giant crouton. No fork required.


Ingredients

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)
Caesar Dollop
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

Instructions

Caesar Dressing

Combine ingredients until smooth. Use a tiny spoonful on top of lettuce. Or feel free to use your favorite Caesar dressing!

Parmesan Fricos

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.

Assembly:
Take 1 crostini. Place a few ribbons of romaine on top. Put a small dollop of Caesar dressing. Top with a piece of parmesan frico. Add an anchovy of you’d like.

 


Apricot and Blue Cheese Chorizo BitesApricot, Blue Cheese and chorizo one bite Appetizers

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Apricot and Blue Cheese Chorizo Bites

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Description

Apricot and Blue Cheese Chorizo Bites are sweet and salty and so good!


Ingredients

12 Apricot halves
12 small pieces of Blue Cheese (I use a Rogue River blue)
12 thinly sliced dried rounds of chorizo
Honey for drizzling
Pistachios for garnish

Instructions

Layer in the listed order of ingredients.


Keywords: one bite appetizers, fancy one bite appetizers, apricots, blue cheese, chorizo

Potato Chip, Goat’s Cheese, Chile Jam and Bacon Bites

Potato Chip, Goat Cheese, Red Chile jam and Bacon appetizer
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Potato Chip, Goat’s Cheese, Red Chile Jam, Bacon Bites

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Servings
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Who doesn’t love potato chips and bacon? Combined with a bit of cheese and some spicy sweet jam, this is a great appetizer!


Ingredients

12 Sturdy Potato Chips
3 Slices of Cooked Thick Peppered Bacon cut into 4 pieces each (I used my candied bacon cooked in strips on a rack or use any cooked bacon)
12 dollops of goat cheese
12 dollops of red chile jam
Green Onion for Garnish

Instructions

Layer in the order listed.


Keywords: one bite appetizers, potato chips, bacon, appetizers, fancy appetizers, inexpensive appetizers,

Blue Corn Chips with  Smoked Salmon and Chile Sauce

Blue Corn Chip and Smoked Salmon appetizer
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Blue Corn Chips with Salmon and Chile Sauce

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Chips
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

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!


Ingredients

12 Spicy Blue Corn Chips
12 pieces of peppered salmon
Chili Sauce
Cilantro for garnish
Chili Sauce
2 T mayonnaise
1 T sour cream
1 1/2 t chopped chipotle pepper
1 T sweet red chile sauce

Instructions

Chili Sauce
Mix together and use for dollop.
Assemble in order listed!

Keywords: one bite appetizers, fancy one bite appetizers, no cook appetizers, salmon, blue corn chips

Smoked Salmon on a Potato Chip with Caper Sauce

Smoked Salmon, Potato Chip and Caper Appetizer

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Smoked Salmon on a Potato Chip with Caper Sauce

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Chips
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Smoked Salmon combined with potato chips and capers is one great appetizer bite!


Ingredients

12 Sturdy potato chips
12 pieces of peppered smoked salmon or lox
Caper Sauce
Mix together 2 T sour cream, 1 1/2 t drained capers, 1/4 t Dijon mustard
Sprig of dill for garnish and taste!

Instructions

Make your caper sauce and assemble on chip in order listed.


Keywords: one bite appetizers, fancy one bite appetizers, no cook appetizers, salmon appetizers, easy appetizers

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2 Sisters recipes

Wednesday 19th of December 2018

Love these appetizers Abbe! Especially the smoke salmon on potato chip!

John / Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 19th of December 2018

Good to see this post return! Loads of good ideas here. I'm not yet sugared-out, but getting there. :-) Happy Holidays!

Holly

Tuesday 18th of December 2018

So many great ideas! Love these fancy appetizers!

rajee pandi

Monday 6th of January 2014

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rajee pandi

Monday 6th of January 2014

love Potato Chip/Bacon/Goat Cheese/ Red Chile Bites