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Breakfast themed appetizers?

mollyomormon May 16, 2007 01:02 PM

I'm throwing a pajama party in a couple of weeks and would love to hear any ideas for appetizers I could serve. I was thinking of having a bloody mary bar as well as champagne with different fruit juices to mix. Mini quiches seem like the obvious one for food, but other ideas? Thanks!

  1. Emme May 16, 2007 10:50 PM

    Mini frittata slices and mini muffins obviously come to mind, but you could do interesting twists on both... Just recently made Butternut Squash Apple Bran Muffins which were so unusual and delish!

    Little bread rounds topped with smoked salmon or lox, cream cheese, capers, and lemon

    Bacon wrapped devilled eggs

    Skewers/Kebabs using sausage, onion, potatoes and cheese cubes

    Make potato cups from hash browns baked in mini muffin cups, then fill with a little herbed eggs

    Biscuit dough cut into mini portions and dipped in butter and cinnamon sugar before baking

    Use tiny mini waffles as a stacking canvas... top waffles with a carmelized banana slice and a walnut, or a dollop of yogurt and a couple of berries, etc.

    Breakfast quesaditas with cheese, crumbled sausage, salsa, etc. on the inside

    Take croissant dough, roll out, top with sweetened cream cheese and a slice of peach, sprinkle with cinnamon, and roll up to make Peach Croissant Minis.

    Breakfast pizzas http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recip...

    Granola Dipped Strawberries... dip strawberries in yogurt or honey, then granola

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      piccola May 16, 2007 09:42 PM

      Are you actually serving these for breakfast, or do you just want a fun theme for dinner? If it's the former, you can make a lot of breakfast bars or casseroles, and just cut them in bite-size pieces. Otherwise, stick to more savoury foods.

      Mini-scones are easy. Swerve them plain or use them as a base for spreads and toppings. (Popovers would work too.)
      Grilled polenta rounds (a take on grits) with cheese
      Mini potato pancakes.

      1. Kitchen Queen May 16, 2007 09:19 PM

        Waffle squares or mini blinis w/creme fraiche and caviar
        And, as a great simple sweet - Pecan Tassies as my gradmother used to call them. Make a great butter and cream cheese pastry dough. Refridge 1 hour or so. Press small amounts into each hole of a mini cupcake tin. Then fill with your favorite pecan pie filling and bake 20 minutes or so. Delectable! (Will look like mini quiches) Suppose you could also fill w/cream cheese cake filling too. Then top w/ a few raspberries. Bet they'd be fab too. Or, even a lemon curd or ?? You seem creative.

        1. jinet12 May 16, 2007 07:33 PM

          Ditto the Ennyl and Marge ideas!

          1. Marge May 16, 2007 06:03 PM

            A smoked fish and accoutrements bar....smoked salmon, sturgeon, whitefish, trout, herring, fish roe/caviar etc....chopped onions, tomatoes, capers, hard boiled egg whites/yokes, cream cheese, creme fraiche, butter....bagels, bialys, pumpernickel, rye, crackers,etc....and maybe chilled shrimp and cocktail and/or remoulade....

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              happyhomemaker May 16, 2007 05:53 PM

              Molly----I recently saw these, Pecorino Romano with Apples and Fig Jam Bruschetta, made on Everyday Italian and made them as an appetizer for a ladies luncheon yesterday.

              http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

              OMG, they were exceptional. They would be a perfect breakfast appetizer with the sweet fig jam. I made the jam the day before on Monday, even a couple days before would be fine. Today I had two for breakfast and the nuts in the jam were still crunchy. Have fun at your party. I highly recommend these.

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              1. re: happyhomemaker
                mollyomormon May 16, 2007 08:02 PM

                these sound perfect -- like a very sophisticated take on toast and jam! thank you!

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                ennyl May 16, 2007 05:16 PM

                Seasonal fruit skewers with a dip of vanilla yogurt blended with orange zest and orange liqueur.

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                  KeriT May 16, 2007 01:56 PM

                  Mini pancakes with a carmelized banana on top or french toast cut with a round cookie cutter with something on top of it? Sorry when I think of breakfast my mind goes to sweet!

                  1. lrostron May 16, 2007 01:11 PM

                    Mini puff pastry cups filled with scrambled eggs

                    Wishful thinking: mini eggs benedict, in some fashion, but unlikely they would hold well.

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                    1. re: lrostron
                      ccbweb May 16, 2007 01:24 PM

                      Actually, poached quail eggs would do ok and if you did a lemony mayonaise instead of a hollandaise, you might get away with a version that would be tasty and get the general idea

                    2. Candy May 16, 2007 01:06 PM

                      Make my potato bites

                      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/362900

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                      1. re: Candy
                        mollyomormon May 16, 2007 01:33 PM

                        I actually saw your recipe right after posting this query and it sounds perfect! thanks for sharing it!

                        1. re: mollyomormon
                          Candy May 16, 2007 01:42 PM

                          Enjoy!

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