Today, cuisine is not merely a survival necessity but also a delicate art. The type of finger food is the best proof of this. The finger food party menu is very diverse, rich, both delicious and eye-catching, so it is very pleasing to diners. But creating such a party is not easy. So, let's learn how to make common finger foods on the menu of parties!
What is finger food?
What is finger food? Finger food is a snack designed to be eaten with the hands, often served at parties or culinary events. Finger food is usually small, easy to eat, convenient and usually does not require a knife, fork or chopsticks to eat. They can be made from a variety of foods such as meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, cheese, bread, cakes, etc. Finger food is highly aesthetic, often beautifully decorated and decorated to create Make the party attractive and interesting for the guests attending the party.
What should you pay attention to when building a finger food party menu?
Choose the right dish
Finger foods are small dishes that can be eaten with your hands and do not require chopsticks or spoons. You can choose dishes such as sandwiches, cheese sticks, rice paper rolls, sausages, deep-fried shrimp, assorted salad, fruit,…
Plan and design the menu
Depending on the specific event you are preparing, plan and design the menu accordingly. Choose dishes that are appropriate for the time and event. And make sure you have enough dishes to match the variety of flavors and designs.
Ensure the consistency between the dish and the dipping sauce
To add flavor to finger food dishes, you need to prepare appropriate dipping sauces. Choose the right sauces for each type of dish, helping to increase the flavor and aroma of the dish.
Prepare all the utensils and decorations
To make the party table more attractive, you should prepare enough utensils such as plates, cups, glasses, forks, chopsticks, tissues, .. and beautifully decorated.
Ensure food safety
The most important thing in preparing a finger food menu is to ensure food hygiene and safety. Please ensure that all food is kept clean and at the right temperature to avoid bacteria growth and harm to diners' health.
How to make attractive finger food dishes
Shrimp and meat salad - A bold dish of Vietnamese cuisine
- Rice paper rolls with spring rolls
- Fresh shrimp or shelled raw shrimp
- Boiled Pork or Chicken
- Green vegetables like lettuce, collard greens, herbs, lime leaves, cilantro, and coriander
- Bun vermicelli or fresh vermicelli
- Black beans
- Sugar, salt, garlic, chili, fish sauce, lemon juice
- Prepare materials
Wash green vegetables, shrimp and meat. Cut shrimp and meat into long thin slices, set aside.
- Mix sour food
Mix sugar, salt, minced garlic, minced chili, fish sauce, and lemon juice together, forming a medium-sized mixture.
- Cooking vermicelli
Cook fresh vermicelli or vermicelli according to the instructions on the package, then rinse with cold water, drain. If you are using ready-made fresh noodles, you can skip this step.
- Salad roll
Prepare a large bowl, containing warm water to soak rice paper. Then, arrange the ingredients on the rice paper in turn, including: vermicelli, shrimp, meat, green vegetables, black beans and finally, mix the sour food.
Take a piece of rice paper, soak it in warm water in a cup, let it soften. Then, put some ingredients in the middle of the rice paper, roll it into a cylinder.
After the roll is complete, you can cut the spring rolls into bite-sized pieces. Then arrange on a decorative plate. Serve with shrimp sauce or chili sauce as you like.
Crispy fried chicken wings – Simple but very attractive finger food dish
- 500g chicken wings
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon MSG
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoning
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon of tapioca starch
- Raw vegetables, fresh chili, lemon, chili sauce.
- Wash the chicken wings and pat dry.
- Mix chicken wings with black pepper, monosodium glutamate, salt, seasoning and cooking oil.
- Let marinate for about 30 minutes for the seasoning to penetrate the chicken wings.
- Mix eggs and breadcrumbs in 2 separate bowls.
- Coat each chicken wing in the flour, then dip in the egg, and finally the breadcrumbs.
- Fry chicken wings in hot oil until golden and crispy, take out and drain.
- Garnish plate with raw vegetables, fresh chili, lemon and chutney, and enjoy.
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