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Easy snacks to make at home
These are two very easy recipes to make and that will surprise your friends and family. Although the goal of these small amounts of Food is more to induce appetite than to satiate it.
It is more usual to consume them before lunch or if you want to make time to have an alcoholic drink and chat a little before eating. As their portions are small they can also be presented as a snack.
If your friends like culinary arts you can involve them, it will make more fun.
Here are some delicious snack options or appetizers that you can use in a movie afternoon or in a more formal meeting.
It is a recipe to accompany a dish with any type of meat or use it as a raisin.
225 grams of medium mushrooms
4 tablespoons of butter
1 small onion
3 tablespoons bread crumbs
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
Clean the mushrooms by separating the tops from the stems. Arrange the lids, hollow side up, forming a layer, on an ovenproof baking sheet.
Now, cover and place in a cool place in the kitchen. Cut the stems very often. Place the butter to melt in a pan over medium heat.
Once the pan is finally hot, add the onion until it crystallizes or browns a little.
Then add the stalks along with the breadcrumbs and parsley, stirring for about 8 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180 °C and take the container with the mushroom caps to the oven, previously covered with aluminum, for 5 min until well cooked.
When the mushrooms are ready, fill each lid with the breadcrumb mixture, cover and place in the oven. When placing the tray, turn off the oven and wait 5 min.
At the end of the time you will have some delicious stuffed mushrooms to feed your guests.
Chicken Curry Balls
Chicken is very versatile meat that everyone likes. Next we will guide you to make some delicious chicken balls.
As this dish is intended to be served as an apprehensive, remember that the portions must be small.
For this dish you will need:
350 grams of cooked chicken
4 tablespoons of mayonnaise,
3 tbsp of raisins,
2 tablespoons of toasted breadcrumbs,
1 teaspoon lemon juice
½ tablespoons curry
3 tablespoons oil
100 grams of unroasted breadcrumbs.
The first thing we need to do is grind the cooked chicken finely. When you are done, place the chicken in a bowl and cover it while we continue with the preparation.
Finely chop the raisins and onion. Then add the chicken and lemon juice to the bowl. Form a mixture with all the ingredients except the egg and half of the unroasted breadcrumbs.
Prepare a tray and with your hands or a couple of spoons make 24 balls. If you use your hands, do not forget to moisten them so that the mixture does not stick.
You place each ball on a tray considering a small space between them so that they do not lose their shape.
Now in a container We lightly beat the egg and in another we will have the bread crumbs. Dip the balls in the egg, stir them with the breadcrumbs and put them on a tray.
When it takes a good part of the breaded balls, place a frying pan on the fire with the oil. When hot, fry the chicken balls.
Do not forget to turn on the sides so that they are crisp. At that point, take them out, drain them and let them cool.
To serve, prepare the mayonnaise with the curry and serve in a scooped container for diners to take their desired portion.
Here are some aspects that can make your dish improve.
It is important to wait for the oil to be very hot to fry the balls so that they do not become soggy and crunchy.
If you don't have breadcrumbs or its crumbs, the wheat flour can be used to flour. The size of the balls can vary if the number of people requires it.
In this recipe you can also use microwaves instead of the skillet. You can change the spice and vary the flavor with the one of your preference, mint, coriander, garlic, among others.
For the sauce
This time we have chosen a curry mayonnaise sauce. But it is your choice. If you want you can make a dip.
Or if you fancy a garlic sauce with coriander and parsley. My recommendation, make it the first thing you do. If possible prepare it a day before so that it takes a lot of taste.
These recipes will whet your diners' appetite, they represent very rich options that will surprise your guests. So keep a few more appetizers in stock.
They are easy to do, and you can involve more than one family member in their preparation. They are very entertaining even for the little ones' snacks, it is a totally different presentation.