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Mar 15, 2007 10:41 AM

Your favorite oldie but goodie appetizer

Looking at some of the food posts for trailer trash and quick and dirty foods, I want to know what kind of appetizers you like.

Veggie plate
Deviled eggs
Green and black olives
Cheese and canned squirt cheese.

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  1. Rumaki - chicken livers and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon. It's not traditional trailer-trash food and it's not particularly quick, but they're definitely retro. Man, these things are tasty!


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    1. re: AnneInMpls

      I adore rumaki and make a variation in which I replace the water chestnut with a piece of pineapple. I make these when the bf goes out of town (he hates liver) and call it dinner.

    2. Shrimp and/or scallops wrapped in bacon. I like to stuff the shrimp with boursin and jalapenos first.

      I LOVE mini pigs in blanket. Little weenies wrapped in biscuit dough.

      1. Shrimp cocktail.
        Franks in a blanket.
        Spinach artichoke dip.

        1. A jar of red pepper/eggplant/garlic dip from trader joes ($1.69) and goat cheese with bread or crackers. Beautiful and delicious.

          Samplings from the antipasti bar at Whole Foods (the freshest I've found near me), such as marinated roasted tomatoes, all difft. kinds of olives, artichokes, pepperoncinis, etc., with a block of gruyere and wine. Done!

          Edit: I obviously missed the trailer trash part on the first read ; ) So in that vein, I'll add:

          potato chips with french onion dip
          fiddle-faddle (not really an app, but I often set it around in bowls)
          black olives from a can (still my favorite, especially one on each finger tip)

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          1. re: Meg

            >>> black olives from a can (still my favorite, especially one on each finger tip)

            Oh, how this brings me back to my childhood!

            Do they still make Bugles? Alternating a Bugle and a black olive on your fingertips makes a dramatic fashion statement AND a great appetizer!


            1. re: AnneInMpls

              Yep they still make bugles and they still taste best after having spent some time on your fingers.

              1. re: AnneInMpls

                A great alternative to the fingertip trick is to skewer the olives on a carrot stick. :)

                I love Bugles, too.

                Does anybody remember Screaming Yellow Zonkers?!? omg

                1. re: exotec

                  Y'know, it occurs to me that "carrot sticks" are retro now -- I can't remember the last time I saw "adult" carrots cut into sticks instead of the "baby" carrots on a crudite platter...

            2. Onion Toasts. Chopped sweet onion, mixed with mayonnaise. spooned onto party toasts, topped with parmesan, and broiled.