Appetizer Round-Up For Christmas

So, here are some of my fav appetizer recipes for you to try during this holiday season. I’m not going to bore you with the stories of my love for appetizers :)

I’ve tried to get a mix of different kinds of appetizers… fried, baked, stovetop, veg, nonveg. Have a look and see what do you wanna try for your party (you are having one right!?).

Ok, here you go, 15 party snack recipes to try…

Often I hear complaints from vegetarians that they are not represented “adequately”. So, I’m starting with the veg options…

Potato Pops – This is like all the goodness and comfort rolled into a ball and deep-fried. That’s all I’ve to say about this :)

Mushroom Crostini – I’ve lost count of the number of times, I’ve made this. It’s a super simple, and an easy tasty snack. I’m yet to come across a person who hasn’t asked for seconds or even thirds of this wonderful snack!

Cucumber Sandwich – This is like the ultimate finger food recipe. This comes handy when you are serving a large group. It has very minimal ingredients and effort. Tastes super good and refreshing!

Spinach and Mushroom Rolls – Are you a fan of white sauce/bechamel? I know, it’s a silly question, because who isn’t? So, just imagine mushrooms and spinach all coated in a creamy bechamel sauce, wrapped in a pancake, rolled in breadcrumbs and deep-fried! Yummmmmyyy… I rest my case.

Mushroom Manchurian – If you are a fan of Indo Chinese food, then you’ll simply love this. You can substitute Mushroom with any other veggie of your choice. It’s perfect for munching while chatting away.

Falafel – If you want to keep a healthy tone and indulge at the same time, this is for you. It’s packed with so much flavor, tastes great on its own or add a yogurt-based dip and you have got the perfect combo.

Now, shall we go to the DEEP-FRIED NON-VEG snacks? 

Chicken Croquette – This is now a mandatory appetizer whenever I have got a party. Kids and adults love this! It’s also one of the most tried recipes among my friends. It keeps well in the freezer for a month or so. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should get to it immediately!

Fish Fingers – Now, this is almost like a Fish version of the chicken nuggets. Again, this is one of the easiest and simplest recipes to make with a few ingredients. 

Meat Rolls – Two of my fav things, bread, and beef. Again, if you are cooking for a huge group, this is one super easy recipe with very minimal effort and guarantees happy faces.

Prawns Toast – Now, if you wanna make something little “fancy” but don’t wanna too much trouble, this recipe is your friend. Again, it’s packed with flavor and paired with some sweet chilli sauce, this is a winning combo. 

Beef Cutlet – Honestly, for me, Christmas feast is not complete, until and unless I eat beef cutlets to my heart’s content. It’s very much a part of Christmas celebration back home and it is the comfort, familiarity, memories, and taste all bundled together to make me a happy soul. 

Chicken Pakoras – If you wanna have something spicy, something that’s very “Indian”, try this Chicken Pakoras. This is Jose’s fav snack. Be warned, you will not be able to stop with just one. Dare to take the risk ;)?

Shall we move on to the NON-FRIED items?

Sloppy Joes – One of my absolute fav beef recipes. Whenever I serve this, I always get asked for the recipe. Again, you can make the filling 2-3 days in advance and refrigerate and it’s very easy to assemble and serve. Perfect party snack.

Pulled Chicken Burger / Slider – Are you a fan of “bbq” flavor? Then, you need to try this. Like sloppy joes, you can make the filling in advance and I’ve seen both kids and adults enjoy this great snack.

Grilled Chicken Kebabs – If you wanna spice up your party, this is the recipe you are looking for. You can marinate the chicken ahead and it doesn’t take much time to cook. Add some mint yogurt sauce and it’s simply wow!

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