Top Ten Favorite Party Foods

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Posted on December 18th, 2007


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A great party doesn’t just mean having fabulous decorations or playing the right music; it’s also about serving delicious party food. After all, what is a party without food?

Tasty party food is perhaps one of the most important elements of an amazing party. People will probably forget the songs played or even the conversations they made but great tasting food will surely leave distinct memories in their minds. So whether you’re throwing a simple afternoon get together or a cocktail party, make sure that you tickle your guests’ taste buds with delectable food.

Here is a top ten list of delectably appetizing dishes that both you and your guests won’t be able to get enough of:

10. Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp Cocktail
Prawn Cocktail
Unless you are allergic to shrimp, chances are, you’ll love this dish! Admit it! Who could resist chilled prawns drizzled in Marie Rose sauce? Just how many times have you reached into that martini glass to help yourself to several servings of this yummy treat?

Well, if you are planning an elegant cocktail party, this dish will surely add much-needed pizzazz. Shrimp cocktail can be offered as an appetizer as it is light yet bursts with flavor. It is even perfect when served with a glass full of sparkling champagne!

9. Pigs In A Blanket

The name may sound weird, but the taste is definitely great!

Pigs
American Pigs in Blanket
Also referred to as sausage rolls, pigs in a blanket are a popular hors d’oeuvre made from sausages wrapped in dough or cheese.

What is good about this dish is that you can serve it at both formal and casual parties. For formal events, you can cut this dish into bite-size servings and offer it as an appetizer, while for casual affairs like tailgate parties, you can serve it in big portions.

8. Mini Quiche

Mini Quiche
Delicious Mini Quiche
Serve this French dish at your party and you can expect it to be a sure hit! Quiche is a favorite among pastries that are made from a combination of eggs, milk and cream. It gives off a rich and creamy taste that goes well with any fruit juice. Among the most well-known varieties of this dish is Quiche Lorraine.

Quiche is simply perfect for those Saturday pool parties. You can prepare small servings of this dish and place it on a platter where the guests can help themselves to as much as they want!

7. Chicken Fingers

They’re light, crispy and of course delicious! Chicken fingers are a simple but mouthwatering finger food made from chicken meat rolled in flour and then deep fried to perfection. This dish is even more perfect when dipped in sauces such as thousand island, cream of tartar, gravy or ketchup.

Chicken Fingers
Chicken Fingers with Fries
Chicken fingers are very easy to prepare and cook: this makes them the perfect party food. You can even experiment with different varieties for this dish, such as using different sauces or simply serving it as part of a sandwich.

Chicken fingers can be served at both adults’ and children’s parties. Kids will surely be thrilled with their crispy texture while grownups can enjoy them with ice-cold beer.

6. Pate

Pate
Pate and terrines
Perfect for formal occasions or parties, pate is a gourmet hors d’oeuvre made from a combination of chopped meat, herbs, spices and vegetables. This French dish is often eaten with bread or toast.

Pate is popularly served during formal cocktails or affairs such as weddings or anniversaries. You can also serve pate for a special dinner party or if you simply want to impress your guests.

This dish is not only delectable but it also gives a touch of elegance to your buffet table.

5. Spring Rolls

Give your guests a tasty Asian treat by serving them great-tasting spring rolls.

Spring rolls
Vietnamese Spring Rolls
The spring roll is a popular and delicious Asian appetizer. It is made from ground meat rolled in a piece of flour or egg wrapper. Another variety includes using chopped vegetables or tofu as filling. It is usually dipped in a choice of sauce.

You can serve this dish either in casual or formal parties and just watch how your guests will eat this starter with gusto.

4. Hotdogs

What is a cookout party without hot dogs?

hotdog
Hotdog Sandwich
Hot dogs are pretty simple dishes as they do not require much cooking time or preparation. The simplicity of this dish is further complemented by its yummy taste. It can be eaten on its own or as a part of a hotdog sandwich.

Hot dogs are also versatile. You can add other ingredients or condiments to make it even more tasty. Popular choices include salsa, onions, ketchup, mustard or chili.

This dish is ideal for informal parties like cook outs, barbecue parties or pool parties. You can even serve this as a quick meal whenever your friends drop by your house to watch the championship game.

3. Onion Rings

Who says you can only have them in fast food places? Onion rings are delectable as finger food. They are simply made from sliced onions covered with a special batter before they’re fried to a crisp.

Onion
The Onion Rings
Onion rings are not only easy to cook, but are also delicious. You can serve them during morning parties along with other party food favorites like hamburgers or hot dogs.

Add a different flavor to this appetizer by serving it with a special sauce like thousand island dressing, cream of tartar or the classic ketchup and mayo combo.

2. Nachos

Nachos
Nachos with Beef and Beans
Imagine a bed of crispy nachos topped with creamy cheese, chili and salsa. Mouthwatering, right? Well, this is one reason why nachos made it to the second spot on our list.

Nachos may be plain-tasting as fried tortilla chips, but once you dip them in salsa, guacamole or sour cream sauce, you will definitely come back for a second round.

Another idea to make those nachos even more irresistible is to serve them with other chips such as tortillas and French fries.

1. Pizza

The all-time American favorite snack deserves to be in the number one spot!

pizza
Pizza Perfect
Pizza is perhaps the ultimate party snack. Why? Because it is inexpensive, delicious and goes well with ice cold beer!

Another cool thing about this dish is that you do not have to cook it. If you lack time to prepare food for your party, a good tasting pizza is just a phone call away. Aside from this, you are also given a wide array of pizza choices such as meat lovers, veggetarian pizza and of course, the classic pepperoni pizza.

The next time you find yourself preparing for a party and worrying about your menu, check back here for a complete serving of great-tasting and easy-to-prepare party food!




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