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Oct 23, 2007 09:36 PM

ONE fast, smashing, veg, one-bite app please! [Moved from General Topics board]

I have a reputation to hold up, but this week no time to execute. Attending a wine'n'apps event Thursday and need a one-bite (no dips, no plates/forks) that is vegetarian, FAST, and absolutely out-of-this-world. I cannot relinquish my shiny hors d'oeuvres crown now, but I've got to put something together in about an hour before the event... considering the fig/bleu/pecan/endive app from chow, but would love some other speedy smashing ideas.

MUCHAS in advance,
- Kel

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  1. My go to at this time of year is yams sliced into rounds baked with olive oil till soft topped with cream frais and black sea salt. or truffled popcorn. hope that helps :)

    1. If you have a grill: cut the tops off a bunch of jalapeno peppers, scrape out the seeds and membranes, stuff with cheese, replace the lid, wrap with bacon, secure with toothpick, and grill.

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        1. re: invinotheresverde


          Bacon is the reason I'm not a vegetarian...

      1. recently attended a wedding where there were some beautiful classic tiny melba toasts w/boursin and figs.

        1. Get large, pitted olives off the olive bar and stuff with bleu chees, and/or marcona almond.

          Teeny corn muffins (cheat - use a mix) with a bit of added cayenne, and topped with a dollop of either pepper jelly or soft cheese.

          The ever popular "cheese cookie" recipe that's basically shredded sharp cheese, flour, cayenne and butter. Always a hit with drinks. They bake quickly.

          Fill the little pre-made phyllo cups with a garlicky and lemony homemade hummus.

          1. Recipe posted on this very site...rice crackers with goat cheese topped with edamame. Sounds interesting and easy.

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            1. re: ptrap

              I was just going to recommend that! Whatever you do, don't skip the chili oil (or at least, replace it with something equally spicy).

              1. re: piccola

                Toasted baguette pieces with pesto. Very simple, people gobble them up, and the toasted surface keeps the pesto from soaking the bread.