SNACK PLATTER IDEAS
Mogi Berenice Fugard:
PLEASE assist with snack platter ideas ON A SHOE STRING BUDGET!
Slice bread (white or whole wheat and roll the slices out very very thin. Then spread them with cheese spread, fish paste, jam, peanut butter, and appropriate herbs (try tarragon with apple jam!), roll it up like a mini swiss roll in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for an hour or two. Take it out, slice and serve.
Andrea van den Bos:
You can even do the biltong shavings like this.
What I do here is I buy the “government ” store bread and cut it on the bread cutter – but longways – so you have long slices. Much easier – just cut off the crusts.
Another thing that you can try is with a roll of puff pastry spread some tomato and onion smoor with Italian herbs and grated cheese. Pizza rolls. make you own sausage rolls with puff pastry and pork sausage or boerewors. A little goes a long way.
Another thing that is coming back is the old cocktail stick thing – with the cheese viennas and little pickled onions or gherkins. I now have to make these as padkos, my family love them.
Toasted ciabatta slices with variety of meaty stuff on it: thinly sliced roast beef or left over braaivleis steak with horseradish and rocket, fried baby tomatoes on mozzarella slices and drizzled with basil pesto, chicken mayo with parsley, avo and shrimps with 1000 Island dressing.
Also don’t forget some nutty bread with an old favourite like chicken liver and smoked snoek paté.
Unroll a sheet of puff pastry (if I do not make it myself I buy from WW as theirs just taste better than the rest and R25 per roll) and roll over with rolling pin until even. Then cut squares of about 3 x 3 cm with smooth knife or pizza cutter. Place on baking paper in oven at 180°C and bake just until puffed and lightly golden. Probably about 12-15 min but ovens vary. Allow the little puffed “pillows” to cool down. Put a dollop of creme fraiche or creamed cottage cheese on top and a little piece of thin smoked salmon and a sprig of chives. A small packet of salmon goes a long way with this snack and looks decadent.
Triangle sandwiches is very cheap, like egg and mayo or chicken mayo and pilchards and mayo with herbs and spices in. Also crackers with tomato paste, cheese and grated cold meat is like a mini pizza. Try making mini pastries maybe and kebabs of choice.
Mogi Berenice Fugard”
Am definitely going to do egg mayo sarmies – always a winner, two varieties – one with a healthy splash of peri-peri sauce for the brave!
I think I must make my own liver pate tonight!!!! YES!!! It will keep till Saturday hey?
Yes just put in ceramic or glass bowl and seal the top with melted butter.
Take puff pastry spread with marmite, sprinkle cheese on it, roll up like Swiss tool, cut into slices and bake.
Buy a box of sausage rolls. Bake them and you can use them like that or make mini rolls by cutting the rolls in 3 or 4 pieces. As a dip the basic tomato sauce mixed with mayo will do. You can even add a bit of sweet chilly sauce in to give it a twist.
Then you can make mini meatballs. Buy some sausage and make meatballs with that. Stick a toothpick in them and the same sauce as above can be used for a dip.
Mini frozen samoosas can also be bought and made.
Chicken drumets: The part of a chicken wing that looks like a drumstick. Throw it in a baking tray. Chuck some spices over. And bake until done.
Then packets of chips and dip is a must.
Deodette Le Roux:
Savory scones is always delicious or small samoesas available at checkers, they also have spring rolls sometimes.
Jy kan eiers in die helfte ook sny en die geel fyn maak en meng met mayo en in die gat van eiergeel skep.
Salty cracks met kaas en bovril op.
Different breads with spreads and different cheeses and wine.
Koop of knie deeg, maak mini vetkoekies met verskillende vulsels soos kaas, tuna, gemaalde vleis, ham en blaarslaai, konfyt. Jy kan basies enige iets opsit. Of pannekoek met fyn kaneel en suiker of ‘n melktert vulseltjie gaan so ver en is so lekker. Of as jy sout wil doen, sit tuna en mayo of Philchards vis smoortjie op, add tabsco of chilli poeier op na smaak. Jy kan Peri-peri ook byvoeg, hang af van smaak.
Groente sosaties met mini frikkadel êrens tussenin en vrugte sosaties.
Mayonnaise and chutney dip for chips or meatballs. Chilli Bites, mix sold boxes on shelf in supermarkets. Just add chopped onion. Sweetcorn fritters.
Cream crackers with cheesy marmite lol.
Maak ‘n tafeltjie erens by jou entrance – welcome drinks – juice, hoef nie wyn te wees nie.
‘n Platter met chips en ‘n dip.
Slices of cold roast chicken served with maybe a bottle of steers pink or mustard sauce. Goes a long way.
Tuna vol au vent – ie; puff pastry shell case, conical or round, filled with savoury tuna, served hot it is sooooo tasty and just a bite, make them small so you can make many, goes a long way.
Also, small bite size chicken breast, cooked and marinated overnight in brown sherry and brown sugar. Wrap in half strip bacon, use toothpick to hold it together, before serving, deep fry till bacon lightly crispy. Also makes many and are always a winner with guests.
Cauliflower florettes, coated in egg and spiced flour solution, deep fried till lightly golden, also a winner. PS, You can always add powdered cheeses to the coating solution, adds a kick to the flavour.
Build a bagel.
Photo: Ilze Riley Venter