As the spring comes around and lent is in full force for many people, these easy mini crab cakes are a great appetizer for any gathering and is a true crowd pleaser. The mini crab cakes are full of lump crab meat, which is a necessity for any crab cake and is full of citrus flavor. The recipe also uses a cream cheese base in place of the mayo that helps the crab cakes firm up when they are baking. Baking the crab cakes make all edges nice and crispy with no effort and wont need to spend time frying them each.
There is two different kinds of chicken wings out there. Ones that get the flavor from a sauce during or after cooking and ones that get its flavor from a rub. These are the type that gets its flavor from a rub. These chili lime chicken wings have a great sweet and sour flavor that is baked into the skin of the chicken. The skin gets a golden brown color while the meat inside is very tender, moist and full of flavor. They have a very flavorful with a mild heat that could be jazzed up by a hit of hot sauce in the chili lime marinade before baking if desired.
One of the most common sides is that the french fry. They are typically fried in oil and aren't that healthy, that's when oven baked fries come in handy with as a healthier option. These crispy oven potato fries, the preparation takes less time then the time for your oven to heat up and there is no need to par boil or soaking before baking. The oven baked fries are soft and tender pillows inside and crunchy on the outside with a delicious flavor from being tossed in thyme and ground coriander. They make a great side dish, appetizer or any time snack.
Hushpuppies are a small corn meal based savory balls that are fried and are typical served as a side dish or appetizer. They are more popular in the southern half of the US. In these crab hushpuppies recipe, the preparation is simple and quick with the use of ready-to-use cornbread mix. Using the cornbread mix cuts out a lot of extra ingredients to measure out. The batter can be made in about the same time the oil takes to heat up over a medium heat. Even if you are unsure of making hushpuppies, this recipe gives a great tasty result packed with corn and crab flavors, goes especially well with the Dijon honey sauce below.
Chicken tenders are one of the most popular foods you find out in restaurants. Most of the time they come with rock hard crust or dry chicken inside. Making them at home is nothing different. One of the hardest part of making homemade chicken tenders is the chicken is overcooked before the batter browns. With the addition of some honey, the chicken greats a great brown color and the chicken comes out perfectly moist inside. The crust is crisp but still soft so the chicken breaks apart with ease.
If you are looking for a quick and easy appetizer, you have to try this recipe. This crab and cheese bread loaf is packed with a cheesy crab filling that sticks to the toasted bread loaf. The crab and cheese bread loaf can be made from start to finish in under 30 minutes and is a crowd pleaser for your next family gathering or game day. Check out the recipe below in post.
A great appetizer for a holiday party or a game day party is the classic chicken wings. These baked garlic parmesan wings are baked instead of fried but they still as crispy and delicious as ever and loaded with a mouthwatering butter garlic parmesan sauce. The key is to broil the chicken right after they are baked to get the skin super crispy and browned then toss them in the sauce right before serving them. They will be the hit at your next gathering. Check out the recipe below in this post.
The classic Potato skin is a staple in bars and restaurants across the country. These simple crispy baked potato skins are baked tender then hollowed out, then topped with cheese and baked crispy under a broiler. These are a serious crowd favorite as a game day or family friendly snack. It is a save bet to start off making two batches from the start. Check out the easy recipe below in this post.
Garlic knots are a simple dinner roll that is made with a simple pizza dough with roasted minced garlic and covered in a garlic infused butter that gets baked in. They are very popular in pizza parlors all over the USA. The recipe is simple to make and proofing the dough is a breeze in a preheated oven. These garlic knots are soft and doesn't have a tough outside. If you want to change it up, sprinkle parmesan over the top during the second brushing of butter at the end. Check out the recipe below in post.
The standard chips and dip is the essential game day snack that you need at every sports party. This chipotle onion dip is a great change from the standard prepackaged that is found in refrigerated sections all over the country. The addition of the chipotle chili powder adds a but of spicy and smokiness to the dip and really brings it to a new level. The toasted pita chips are simple and take minutes to make and come out crispy that you expect. Check out the recipe below in post.
Hey everyone, I am Dan and Live in Minnesota. I am here to show you the wonderful world of cooking and baking. As being a young boy in the kitchen to being a chef for over 10 years, I will show you the great recipes I have used over the years and what I do next. Please stick around and Enjoy!!