Some great Appetizers:
Fried Green Tomatoes:
Here is a truely Southern treat that is a little bit more difficult to make but they are worth the try.
Things You'll Need;
- Green tomatoes
- Sharp knife
- Bread Crumbs
- 1/2 cup of whole milk
- Oil for frying
- Fry pan
- First you need green tomatoes so go out and pick some! (green being unripe, so any breed of tomato will do!)
- Next cut off the ends, it is hard to use the rounded ends so flatten them off.
- Slice them kind of thick so they don't end up too mushy!
- Put your bread crumbs in a shallow dish or bowl.
- Whisk eggs and milk well in a medium sized bowl.
- Dip slice of tomato in egg wash.
- Drop in bread crumbs and scoop crumbs over then press.
- Dig back in egg wash, then bread crumbs again.
- Place on plate or cookie sheet while finish battering the rest of the slices.
- Heat up pan with it about half full of oil till it sizzles and pops when you splash a drop of water in it, then carefully place tomato slices in.
- Keep the salt handy, it smothers oil fires! When they brown on the edge, use a fork or spatula to carefully flip them.
Drain on paper towels and serve them hot!
You can make kolaches with a variety of fillings. Here is the basic recipe along with a few ideas and pointers on what you can put in them. And they are fairly easy to make
Things You'll Need;
- 2 envelopes dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsps. salt
- 2 eggs yolks, beaten
- 6 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- soften butter as needed
- In a small bowl, mix the yeast and water until dissolved. Be sure the water is no warmer than 110 degrees F. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar and let stand for at least five minutes.
- In a small sauce pan, heat milk until scalded. Remove from heat and mix butter and sugar. Allow it to cool for 5 minutes. Add salt and egg yolks.
- Combine both milk and yeast mixtures in a large bowl and stir well. Using a heavy mixer, slowly add the flour to the mixture.
- Begin kneading the dough on a lightly floured surface until it begins to take a shiny or glossy appearance. Place the dough in a well oiled bowl and cover, letting rise for 60-90 minutes.
Also you can make them wrapped around small hot dogs for a "Pigs in the Blanket" appetizer. Yum! Yum!
Caviar is an upscale food, that many posh parties have as an appitizer. Some may even consider it as a "must have"or the party would not be complete without this special delicacy. While it is easy to prepare and serve caviar, it is important to do it properly. Your guests will appreciate the dish much more if it pleases their palate.
Things You'll Need:
- Prepare a bed of crushed ice and place the caviar container on top. Caviar goes bad quickly, and the ice will help keep it fresh.
- Remove the top of the container only when you are ready to serve the caviar. Put the lid container face up next to the caviar. You can serve the caviar in the container it came in or transfer it to a special caviar dish.
- Use a mother-of-pearl spoon to serve the caviar. While other types of spoons may be acceptable, your guests will expect a mother-of-pearl spoon since this is the traditional method of service.
- Serve the caviar with lightly toasted and buttered pieces of bread. This is softer than crackers or toasts from the store.
- Offer your guests a drink that will complement the flavor of the caviar. Chilled vodka or champagne are good options, depending on your taste.