Need appetizer ideas
- meagan Mar 4, 2006 06:25 AM
Any suggestions for an appetizer to take to a potluck next weekend? It needs to be able to travel several hours in a cooler to its destination. I have time to make something in advance, but seem to be drawing blanks as to what. Thank you all! Meagan
Here's one that my wife likes even tho it has a slight spicy bite to it. She makes a dip using Harry and David's Pepper and Onion Relish with cream cheese. The recipe is on the label (I think). Serve the dip with either corn chips or crudites.
A couple of weeks ago I made and traveled with "Gougeres" They were easy and yummy and very elegant. I used the recipe from ArthurSchwartz.com
Served them with a wedge of pate and some folks cut the gougeres in half and made a little sandwich with a slice of the pate. There is also a similar recipe for gougeres in Ina Garten's Barefoot in Paris cookbook. Be sure to use good quality cheese.
How about a smoked salmon or smoked bluefish pate? Or you could make a few different tapanade-type things, one with sundried tomatoes and one with black olives and one with artichokes, and serve with goat cheese and crostini.
Tapenade is good -- I make one with only 3 ingredients -- olives, capers, and roasted red peppers. Some tapenade, goat cheese, and something to spread them on is great.