Sometimes, simplicity rules the nacho game. We recreate the Texas tradition of freshly fried chips individually topped with Longhorn cheese and a pickled jalapeño slice: a perfectly balanced snack.
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The flavors of classic eggs hollandaise—lemon, ham, butter, and toasted bread—all compressed into a bite-sized hors d'oeuvre.
Deviled eggs spiked with briny and crisp fried capers, parsley leaves, lemon juice, and extra-virgin olive oil.
These deviled eggs with crispy pancetta, parmesan, and plenty of black pepper take their inspiration from spaghetti carbonara.
Crisp and tender poached shrimp salad seasoned with a touch of mayonnaise, jalapeño, and radish go perfectly with lemon-spiked deviled eggs.
Blending two bar snacks into one, these deviled eggs are flavored with hot sauce, blue cheese, and celery, just like Buffalo chicken wings.
Sweet and savory Thai-style fried shallots are a natural pair for lemony deviled eggs with hot diced chilies.
Deviled eggs flavored with crisp fried Spanish chorizo and sherry vinegar, drizzled with bright red chorizo oil and smoked Spanish paprika.
Inspired by everything bagels, these deviled eggs have onion, sesame seed, and caraway seed, along with cream cheese and smoked salmon.
These deviled eggs were inspired by the ones at Oleana, in Cambridge—best deviled eggs I've ever had. There, Chef Ana Sortun folds boiled eggs with oil-packed tuna, olives, diced tomatoes, parsley, and tons of good olive oil. It's the flavors of a Niçoise salad in a bite-sized snack.
What does it take to make an incredible plate of bar-style, fully loaded nachos? For starters, at least three kinds of cheese, two kinds of beans, and two different applications of creamy, tangy dairy. It may sound like overkill, but there's a method to this madness.
Spaghetti squash is fun, but It's never quite hearty enough to satisfy. Here, we toss it with a rich parsley pesto, pair it with meaty prosciutto and serve it on top of toasted bread for a dish that's light enough to serve as an hors d'oeuvres, but hearty enough to eat as a light lunch.
Inspired by classic Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, this gluten-free version made with marshmallows, almonds, and chocolate chips nails the textbook chewy texture and delicious, candy bar-like flavor. While these bars contain dairy, they can easily be made dairy-free by using an equal amount of coconut oil in place of the butter.
You can't get this in a box. These completely addictive, delicate crackers pack a big smokey, cheesy punch.
Turkey and Brussels sprouts are a natural pair that should be brought out more than once a year. In this recipe, we combine them with gooey melted cheese and pickled jalapeños in a light and crispy quesadilla.
Rich, smoky, and creamy, our recipe for baba ganoush uses the salad spinner to concentrate flavor and a slow emulsion method for the ultimate in dippable texture.
Miniature fried savory patties are some of my favorite small bites. I'm most familiar with hearty arancini and fluffy salt cod fritters, but I'll eat just about anything bite-sized that's served hot from the fryer. And based on the description in Jeff Koehler's new cookbook, Spain, Spanish croquettes offer something a little different.
Pancakes drenched in syrup and butter are all well and good. But pancakes filled with savory cabbage and shrimp? Even better. Move over buttermilk, you've got competition.
Quick and easy pretzel sandwiches stuffed with a chocolate cream cheese filling.