Finger Food Recipes are versatile and cater for any occasion
Finger Food is essentially the easiest way to serve your guests and can be just as easy as serving (low prep) such as bread, cheese, cold meat, olives, cheese and fruit. At the other end of the scale, they can be as fancy as crab stuffed mushrooms, mini-quiche or delicious homemade sushi rolls. They are also a great way to teach your toddler to feed himself because they are small and easy to hold and these include: cheese rusks, dips and vegetables, (tiny hamburgers, pizza’s, homemade pastries) and meatballs.
Whether you are preparing sophisticated recipes, such as canapés or just whipping up some enjoyable party food, there are thousands of different types to cater for that special occasion. Classy, yet simple, finding the right recipe can be a challenge.
Traditional Finger Food Recipes
One of the most popular, traditional finger food is the Canape. Canapes are generally made with a bread base, topped with an assortment of small, savory toppings. The bread is cut out into shapes such as squares, triangles, circles and rectangles and then topped with an assortment of different flavors e.g. cream cheese, salmon and parsley sprigs.
The basic Canape is one of many finger food recipes providing an assortment of many flavours.
Recipe for Canapes
4 slices of fresh bread – white, brown rye or pumpernickel,
1 tbsp butter,
¼ tsp salt,
2 parsley sprigs, approximately 1 tsp of savory topping to serve on each canapé, such as:
Cheese spreads, tasty or fancy
Salmon, sardines, crayfish, anchovies, prawns, anchovy paste, crab, oysters, caviar, tuna
Ham, ham paste, pate, continental sausage, chicken
Hardboiled and salted or hardboiled and sieved
Vegetables – cooked or pickled
Asparagus tips, carrots, olives, cauliflower, mushrooms, onions, gherkins, peppers
Cut bread using a shaped cutter. Spread each round with butter. Place small amounts of food on each and decorate. Serve and garnish with parsley sprigs. Bon Appetit!