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Oct 31, 2012 09:04 PM

Meat cocktail party?

I'm looking for finger food ideas. Should I plan on a dairy cocktail party, or can I do meat? How many different items don't need (besides desserts, chocolate, veggies, chips and nuts) thanks!

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    1. Salsa and tortilla chips.

      1. meat balls can be yummy as can be the little cocktail weenies in grape jelly and sauce
        I vote for meat:)

        1. For more food ideas I'd look eleswhere on Chow and just adjust as needed to fit your needs.

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            1. re: ThePrettypoodle

              I dunno. Normally, I'd say yes, but almost EVERY SINGLE hors d'oeuvres or appetizer recipe I see here involves cheese, pork/shellfish, or both. Honestly, the one time I hosted such a function, I found it easier to go dairy.

              Shotglasses of cold soup? Bruschetta? Vegetables dipped in pesto (not very seasonal) or other pareve dip? Things (figs, bits of melon) wrapped in pastrami?

              1. re: GilaB

                Gila, want inspiration and guidance for flieshige appetizers? just click on sample menus of large kosher caterers' websites and find a ton of ideas.

                I generally host a few business cocktail hours in our home each year and they are all fleishige.
                Mini knishes, pastrami wraps, liver and mushrooms, stuufed mushrooms (bread crumbs and ground meat) grilled meat/veg skewers, sweet and sour chicken, mini egg rolls, crackers spread with chopped liver. meat balls, mini franks, crudites served with a pareve creamy Italian dressing for the dip, chicken lollipops made by using the 2 bone joint of the wing, skinning and pulling the meat down-dipping in batter and frying. the bones serv as a-the handle for dipping and eating.
                The possibilities are endless.....................................

                1. re: bagelman01

                  Agreed. Which is why I said not to go to the rest of Chowhound, excellent a resource as it generally.

                  1. re: GilaB

                    when using a non-kosher site as a resource for non-dairy I usually use Vegan in my search. It helps eliminate the dairy and shellfish.

            2. Mini egg rolls, beef/chicken satay, meatballs as someone else mentioned. bourakas

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              1. re: weinstein5

                Make your own egg rolls? I never have. Maybe it's time to try...

                1. re: LittleWave

                  I do it 3-4 time a year - its a favorite of my kids