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Category: Appetizers & Snacks (Page 4 of 5)

Open Sandwich with Ham, Pineapple and Cheese

December 4th, 2010 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
Open Sandwich with Ham, Pineapple and Cheese

This is a kind of sandwich you would call hawaiian, and I guess that is mostly because of ham and pineapple.

I never been to Hawaii, so can’t tell what’s up with them and pineapple / ham combination. So I just roll with it 🙂

The whole trick here is to assemble sandwiches (by the way, you can do it in advance) and then put them to the oven for the time enough to melt cheese and warm the rest up, just before you are planing to bring sandwiches to the table, and when ready – serve warm.

Ingredients in this recipe is enough to prepare hot 6 sandwiches, if you need more or less just adjust amounts.

Chicken Liver Pate

September 11th, 2010 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
Chicken Liver Pate

I find dishes from any kind of liver not very popular on this side of the globe. However I can’t see anybody not liking this one: chicken liver pâté or “pashtet” like it is called in Russia.

Pate in russian cousine is prepared mostly from liver cooked, ground and mixed with butter and few additions to taste. For chicken liver pate I add onions, carrots, a dash of nutmeg and a spoon of cognac, see the instruction below.

Chicken liver pate can be served as appetizer or snack, on bread, toasts, crackers or flat breads. You can also exercise a pastry chief inner self and arrange pate flowers using pastry bag.

Eggplant Rolls

March 6th, 2010 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
Eggplant Rolls

I don’t have much to say about this recipe, it mostly says for itself: eggplants and tomatoes – main ingredients – are good combination and garlic doesn’t make it any worse.

This recipe isn’t much hassle to prepare and ingredients don’t cost much; so you can easy get to advised 5 servings of vegetables per day and even enjoy it.

Eggplant rolls taste better while fresh, so prepare them right before serving.

Stuffed Egg Shells

January 16th, 2010 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
Stuffed Egg Shells

Egg shells stuffed with mushrooms, eggs and onions mix is an appetizer I asked my mom to do for each celebration, we had, when I was little.

It is still my favorite dish; now I cook it myself when have enough time and special state of mind to stub some eggs and dice everything into little pieces 🙂

To get empty egg shells is the most tricky part in making stuffed egg shells: you may waste one or two eggs while learning to do so, just be brave and persistent.

You are lucky if chickens, which produced eggs you are planning on using to prepare this appetizer, have had enough calcium in their diet, that will make the whole deal with getting nice looking egg shell halves much more easier. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a case for me: the shells of eggs I had were crushing when breathed on.

That didn’t do any bad for taste (believe me!), just made pictures a bit less nice looking than I expected, but I hope you will still like the recipe enough to try it out.

Eggplant Paste (Aubergine Paste)

November 28th, 2009 in Appetizers & Snacks, Sides by Julia Volhina
Eggplant Paste (Aubergine Paste)

Here is an eggplant paste recipe how my grandma used to do it: all full of vegetable goodness, and I love its taste (still a bit hard to get it taste exactly the way how grandma’s is but I am working on it).

Baked eggplant paste makes a perfect side dish for meat or vegetable entrees, as well as it can be a great appetizer – just pour a bit on a whole wheat cracker, or spread it over a piece of bread and get a healthy snack.

Prepared eggplant paste can be stored in a fridge for several days and it tastes good cooled.

Zucchini Pancakes (Summer Squash Pancakes)

September 12th, 2009 in Appetizers & Snacks, Main Dishes, No-meat, Sides by Julia Volhina
Zucchini Pancakes (Summer Squash Pancakes)

I prepared pancakes from zucchini, but they are also good prepared of any other kind of summer squash or even mix of them.

Soft and tender vegetable pancakes, they are easy and very fast to do. Perfect dish for breakfast or lunch, or for any other “hunger feeding” quick food break.

Odds are your kids will love them (even though they consist of pure vegetables)!

Fried Zucchini with Garlic

June 13th, 2009 in Appetizers & Snacks, Sides by Julia Volhina
Fried Zucchini with Garlic

Zucchini itself is low in calories and contains useful amounts of folate, potassium, manganese and vitamin A. Garlic is also very health-giving ingredient. And they both are combined in this fast to do and easy to do recipe.

Fried Zucchini with Garlic is very good on its own as a snack or an appetizer, however it is also perfect for poultry and meat entrees as a side dish.

Reduce amount of garlic if you are worried about a breath, but I really advice to keep garlic in, this dish isn’t so tasty without it.