The following story has healthy finger food recipes which you can serve for parties or family dinners. Read on to find out...
Roast Pork Quesadillas
Dill pickle, 8
Flour tortillas, 8
Ham, thin slices, 4 oz.
Roast pork, thin slices, 4 oz.
Swiss cheese, part-skim, 4 oz.
Mustard sauce, ¼ cup
Directions Turn the grill on, and keep it at medium heat. Meanwhile, place the tortillas on a plate and spread the mustard sauce on one side. Take 4 tortillas and spread the rest of the ingredients on them. Take the other 4 tortillas, and place them on top of the others.
When the grill is ready, place the quesadillas on top and cook for about 2―3 minutes on each side. When the cheese begins to melt, place them on a cutting board and cut even slices. Serve the quesadillas with cool sour cream and spicy salsa.
Bacon-wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
Bacon slices, 50
Jalapeño peppers, 25
Cream cheese, 16 oz.
Cheddar cheese, 2 cups
Directions Preheat the oven at 450°F. In a bowl, mix cream cheese and cheddar cheese together.
Cut the stems off the peppers, and make a slit to cut them halfway. Make sure you don't cut the peppers all the way through. Remove the spicy seeds from inside, and refill the pepper with the cheddar-cream cheese mix. Wrap 2 bacon slices around each pepper, and place them in a greased baking dish.
Place the dish inside the oven, and bake until the bacon strips have cooked thoroughly. Remove the pan from the oven, and wait for 5 minutes before serving it.
Baked Turkey-Pork Wontons
Pork, ground, ½ lb.
Lean turkey, ground, ½ lb.
Low-sodium soy sauce, ⅓ cup
Egg substitute, ¼ cup
Ginger, ground, 1½ teaspoons
Wonton wrappers, 1 package
Water chestnuts, drained and chopped, 1 can
Onion, chopped, 1
Sweet and sour sauce, for serving
Directions Preheat the oven at 400°F. In a skillet, sauté pork, turkey, and onion together. When the meats turn pink, remove the skillet off the heat, and empty the contents in a bowl.
Add water chestnuts, egg substitute, soy sauce, and ginger in it, and mix properly. Place the wonton wrappers in a plate, covered with damp paper towel. Point a wrapper's end towards you, and add 2 teaspoons of the filling in the middle.
Fold the wrapper to bring all 4 ends in the middle. Moisten your fingers with water, and seal the edges of the wrapper. Do the same thing with all the wrappers to make the wontons.
Place the ready wontons in a baking dish, and into the oven to bake for about 10―12 minutes. When the wontons turn golden brown, remove from the oven and serve with sweet and sour sauce.
Parmesan Pita Crisps
Whole-wheat pitas, 5
Parmesan cheese, grated, ½ cup
Olive oil, 3 tablespoons
Red pepper, ground, ¼ teaspoon
Cumin powder, ¾ teaspoon
Salt, for taste
Directions Preheat the oven at 350°F. In a bowl, mix red pepper and cumin powder with olive oil. Cut the pita in half and spread the oil mixture on one half. Then cut each half in 8 equal wedges and place them on a baking sheet. Keep the oiled side facing up.
Now sprinkle Parmesan cheese and salt on top and place the sheet inside the oven for about 10―15 minutes. In between, rotate the pita once and remove when they begin to turn brown. Let them cool down on a cookie rack. Serve the crispy Parmesan pita wedges with a cool yogurt dip.
The finger foods mentioned above are real easy to make and will be a hit, no matter when, where, and to whom you serve.