There is a lot to be said for sticking to classic recipes when making appetizers. Everyone loves crisps, olives, cheese, chicken wings and cold cuts after all, don’t they? Even though this might seem like the safe route to take when planning easy party appetizers, it is fun to create memorable appetizers too.
Obviously, you want your starters to be memorable for all the right reasons, not because one of your guests suffered third degree burns when biting into a piping hot appetizer or stained his shirt with a messy red dip because you forgot to provide napkins!
Making appetizers everyone will love is a mixture of creativity, know-how and patience.
Making Appetizers: Ingredients and Presentation
An appetizer might be memorable because of the way it is presented, the fine ingredients you have used to make it or because you are serving an interesting mixture of classic cuisine and exciting exotic items.
If you get the ingredients right and the presentation right, your appetizers are going to be a resounding success. Choose your dishes and plan what you are going to make in plenty of time. This means you have time to assemble your ingredients and create everything.
Quality and Quantity
Running out of food is never a good idea so make sure you have plenty. A lot of recipes can also be enjoyed the following day if you have leftovers.
Maybe you just want to make two or three kinds of snacks and this is fine, so long as you follow the recipes carefully and present them in an attractive way.
If you are not sure how many people you will be catering for, you can have nuts, bread, cheese, and olives on standby and get these out if you do not think you have enough appetizers. Hungry people will snack on any tasty-looking food you leave around them.