Best Finger Foods for Holiday Parties and Entertaining. Tasty ideas to serve something new at your Christmas party or even New Year’s Eve.
Best Finger Foods for Holiday Parties
With the Holiday party season in full swing, I thought I’d bring you some suggestions for finger foods that are perfect to serve with drinks.
Everyone likes to serve something a little different at Holiday parties. It’s always nice to experience a new taste treat that’s not the same old, same old standard party fare.
There are also a couple of bonus suggestions for economical drinks at the end of this list.
Choosing your party finger foods.
Besides a veggie tray and a charcuterie & cheese board, we normally serve about 3 to 4 different hors d’oeuvres/finger foods at an evening with friends. I like to serve one cold and perhaps two or three hot selections over the course of the evening.
I find that’s a good balance between having some food always readily available and then “premiering” the stars of the show at intervals throughout the evening.
You can of course, put them all out as a buffet but I find, serving something new about every hour keeps people more interested in the food and curious about what’s coming next.
Mini crab cakes made ideal, impressive party food or make them larger as a special lunch or as the centerpiece of an incredible version of Eggs Benedict at a weekend brunch. Serves: Makes about 18 mini crab cakes or about 6 larger fullsized crab cakes.
Foolproof Dry Rubbed Oven Ribs. No matter what time of year, you can enjoy smoky spiced succulent dry rubbed ribs from your oven that practically cook themselves. Cut them into individual ribs to serve as finger food. No sauce means no messy spills on party attire.
Deep Fried Pickles. This deliciously fun recipe for deep fried pickles was inspired by a trip to the Penguin Diner in Charlotte, NC and features a warmly spiced tempura batter. Serve with our Chipotle Ranch Dip!
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