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Mar 5, 2007 07:20 AM

Easy pick-up hors d'oeuvre ideas

For some reason, I'm really out of ideas here. I need some easy, relatively inexpensive hors d'oeuvres for an arts event with which I'm involved. The munchies should be individual, finger-type foods - not dips, for instance - that can be served cold or at room temperature. There will be a bar serving beer, wine and soft drinks. There will be several of us preparing the food - but I just can't seem to get beyond tortilla roll-ups. We'll also definitely have a raw vegetable platter and cheese and cracker tray. What else?

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  1. There are infinite numbers of toppings for crostini

    1. Crostini
      Potato croquettes with dipping sauces
      Phyllo-wrapped chicken "cigars"
      Fresh spring rolls
      Cocktail sandwiches
      Antipasto spears

      1. A bit of something on a Belgian endive leaf: shrimp salad or smoked salmon or black-olive tapenade or hummos.

        Or, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, gougeres. They're really easy to make and they freeze beautifully, so you can reheat them for 5 minutes before serving. And they're fine at room temperature.


        1. You can also fill small phyllo cups with different things: goat cheese and mushrooms, leek and camembert, brie and sun dried tomato pesto....

          1. Not gourmet, but these pinwheels always seem to be a hit...


            There are a million recipes out the -- just google "mexican pinwheels".