Finger food: the best recipes for a tasty happy hour

Do you want to impress your guests with some tasty and easy to make snack? Try with these finger foods, everyone will love them!

Finger food is a new cooking style that is all the rage. You can eat something fast and easy, without sitting at the table but without sacrificing the taste either. There are hundreds of snacks that you can prepare in a few minutes, perfect to create a full meal: from appetizers to desserts, if you want to impress your guests, this is the right choice. Let’s see some simple and fast finger food recipes.

Finger food recipes

With a little imagination, you can prepare a rich buffet with many dishes that do not require forks and knifes to be eaten. Bruschettas, sandwiches, savoury snacks, meatballs, and much more: go wild with these finger foods your friends will love.

For example, a tasty  recipe is eggplant and cherry tomato pistachio rolls. Chop 80 grams of pistachios and mixed them with 80 grams of breadcrumbs and 1 garlic clove. Slice two eggplants and dip every slice first in two beaten eggs with a pinch of salt, and then roll them in the pistachio breadcrumbs.

Once breaded, fry the eggplant slices in hot oil until golden brown. Leave them to cool down on some paper towels, then wrap each slice around a cherry tomato. Secure the rolls with toothpicks and serve.

Happy hour with finger food

Finger food ricette
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If you are looking for recipes of appetizers for your happy hour, you can try and make smoked cheese puffs. Lay a rectangular puff on a baking sheet and spread two tablespoons of dried tomato sauce on it. Then, sprinkle two tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese and add 100 grams of smoked cheese cut into strips.

Cover with a second rectangular puff and cut into little squares. Paint them with an egg yolk and sprinkle poppy seeds on them. Bake at 200° C for about 20 minutes, divide them and serve.

Aperitif-dinner recipes

For a mouth-watering aperitif-dinner you can try some of the typical finger food. In addition to the timeless French fries, make all kind of canapés – for example, tuna sauce and olives or dill flavored butter cream and salmon.

You can also bake some delicious vegetables and cheese skewers. Let your imagination go wild and use your favourite seasonal products.

Finger food ricette
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Is finger food bad for your health?

Many people wonder whether consuming finger food often would hurt their health. However, we must remember that, as always, excess creates problems. There are some particularly fat appetizers which should be eaten with moderation. It is the same with finger foods seasoned with much salt or fried.

However, you can make your finger food by paying attention to ingredients and cooking methods. Remember to always follow a varied diet and to eat on a daily basis healthy foods. They can also be delicious!

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ultimo aggiornamento: 21-12-2018