List of recipes using "Aperitif": 19 recipes

[Crackers]
Crackers
These crisp savoury biscuits are ideal for dipping into a sauce as an aperitif snack. It is quite easy to make your own crackers at home and they are much healthier and even more delicious than the commercial kind.
25,941 15/5 for 15 ratings 1 hour 38 min.
[Foie gras fingers]
Foie gras fingers
An elegant canapé which consists of a crisp layer of shortcrust pastry topped with a layer of foie gras.
29,9934.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours 50 min.
[Gougères]
Gougères
Gougères are small cheese choux pastries, sometimes (like here) with bits of ham.
69,056 13.8/5 for 17 ratings 56 min.
[Mini cheese and mustard toasts]
Mini cheese and mustard toasts
For an aperitif snack with a difference, try these little toasted slices of baguette topped with cheese and mustard. Easy to make and can be served in a jiffy.
522 24 min.
[Olive twists]
Olive twists
These savoury puff-pastry twists (rather like smoked salmon sacristains) make an ideal aperitif snack. The pastry is simply spread with tapenade.
5,9553.8/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 39 min.
[Pesto crackers]
Pesto crackers
These are delicious little aperitif biscuits, really crisp and with the full-on flavour of pesto. They can be eaten on their own with dips, such as hot tomato or houmous.
5,2214.1/5 for 18 ratings 1 hour 41 min.
[Red endive appetizers]
Red endive appetizers
Red endive (radicchio) leaves can be filled to make very elegant snacks. The filling shown here combines cheese with sardines.
679 20 min.
[Savoury mini-madeleines with 2 cheeses]
Savoury mini-madeleines with 2 cheeses
These moist-textured savoury madeleines have a delicious combination of 2 cheeses: Cheddar and Parmesan. They make an ideal aperitif snack.
6,9844.4/5 for 10 ratings 37 min.
[Small cheese and bacon rolls ]
Small cheese and bacon rolls
These small aperitif snacks can be prepared in advance and heated at the last minute, or served cold.
80,3805/5 for 13 ratings 1 hour 23 min.
[Small foie gras pasties]
Small foie gras pasties
Dainty pasties, filled with a morsel of seasoned foie gras.
66,1124.6/5 for 14 ratings 2 hours
[Smoked salmon sacristains]
Smoked salmon sacristains
Sacristain (sexton in English, a strange name though common in French cooking) is a small pastry twist, made with puff pastry. There are many recipes with different flavours, sweet or savoury. Here is one with smoked salmon, ideal as an aperitif.
65,137 33.9/5 for 11 ratings 1 hour 30 min.
[Spicy hot toasted cashew nuts]
Spicy hot toasted cashew nuts
Toasting cashews greatly improves both their flavour and texture over the plain raw nuts. This is also the ideal opportunity to spice them up a little, like in this very simple recipe.
280 29 min.
[Mackerel rillettes]
Mackerel rillettes
This recipe for mackerel rillettes (or potted mackerel) starts with poaching the fish. The flesh is then taken off the bones and forked into a seasoned mixture of butter, mustard, cream and lemon juice. In France this is traditionally eaten as an aperitif snack, served on small slices of toast.
1,770 1 hour
[Bacon rolls]
Bacon rolls
These tasty little rolls are enriched with bacon bits and toasted sesame seeds. The slightly flaky texture comes from lard, folded in like for puff pastry. Served sliced, these make an ideal savoury snack to share with friends over a drink.
4,6264.6/5 for 14 ratings 3 hours 38 min.
[Mixed seed grissini]
Mixed seed grissini
Little crusty bread sticks of Italian origin, these are delicious for aperitifs, plain or with dips like tuna rillettes, guacamole or houmous.
77,9304.2/5 for 20 ratings 2 hours 30 min.
[Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks]
Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks
These crusty mini-baguetttes are generously dotted with diced Comté cheese, toasted walnuts and fried bacon bits. They are ideal for slicing and serving as an aperitif snack.
6,1815/5 for 2 ratings 3 hours 51 min.
[Blackcurrant liqueur]
Blackcurrant liqueur
The fruit liqueurs (or "creams" in French) are a mix of neutral alcohol in which fruits are macerated, and sugar syrup. They are the basis of the very famous "Kir", mixture of dry white wine and blackcurrant liqueur. This recipe is for blackcurrant, but it can be made with other soft fruits like...
127,076 44.7/5 for 3 ratings 51 min.
[Oriane's tuna rillettes ]
Oriane's tuna rillettes
Quick to make, delicious as an aperitif.
53,5145/5 for 2 ratings 17 min.
[Tapenade]
Tapenade
Tapenade is a classic of Mediterranean cuisine, basically a purée of black olives and olive oil. This version is little more sophisticated, with a less marked olive flavour.
48,953 14.1/5 for 16 ratings 13 min.

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