Wear Cooking Appetizers

Appetizers – Page 3

Creamy Bacon Bites

8 oz cream cheese
4 bacon slices, cooked, drained and crumbled
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1/8 Teaspoon black pepper
8 oz refrigerated crescent rolls

Firstly, preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas mark 4. Then, combine the cheese, bacon, onion and pepper. Separate crescent roll dough into 2 rectangles, press seams and perforations together with fingers to seal. Spread cream cheese mixture onto rectangles, roll up, starting with longest sides. Press seams together to seal, then cut each roll into 16 slices, place cut side down on greased baking sheet. Finally, bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Cheese Logs

1 tablespoon chopped pimiento
16oz Cream cheese
1 tablespoon chopped green pepper
8oz Cheddar cheese, grated
1 teaspoon finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
pinch cayenne pepper or garlic powder
pinch salt
finely chopped pecans

Firstly, cream the cream cheese add the cheddar cheese and mix until well blended. Then, add the pimiento, green pepper, onion, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder or cayenne pepper and salt. Mix until well blended. Shape into 2 small logs and roll in the finely chopped pecans. Then wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 24 hours in refrigerator. Finally, serve with crackers.

Devilled Eggs

pinch salt
6 hard boiled eggs
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon dry yellow mustard
pinch pepper
pinch paprika

Firstly, peel the shell from the eggs and cut them in half lengthwise then remove the yolks. In a bowl place yolks, mayonnaise, vinegar, dry yellow mustard, salt, and pepper, mash them all together and fill each egg halve. Finally, sprinkle the tops with paprika.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

2 dozen large fresh mushrooms
4 tablespoons of butter
2 cloves of minced garlic
3 tablespoons minced onion
1/2 pound cooked crab meat
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
3 tablespoons seasoned dried bread crumbs
3 tablespoons minced green onion tops
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
parmesan cheese

Firstly, remove stems from cleaned mushrooms, chop stems and sauté in butter with the garlic and onion. Then, brush the mushrooms with the melted butter. Mix together the crab meat, eggs, mayonnaise, bread crumbs, green onion tops, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add to onion mixture and cook for 5 minutes. Then, fill mushrooms with the mixture and sprinkle with the cheese. Finally, bake in buttered shallow glass casserole for 15 minutes on 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Serve warm of course.


1½ lb ripe plum tomatoes
2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
2 large cloves garlic, minced
8oz fresh basil, chopped
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
4 thick slices crusty Italian bread

Firstly, cut tomatoes in half and squeeze out seeds and juice. Then, chop tomatoes into small cubes and place in bowl. Add the onion, garlic, basil, vinegar, half of the olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Let stand at room temperature for about 1 hour. Drain the liquid. Under the grill toast the bread on both sides until golden brown. Quickly brush one side of each slice with remaining olive oil then spoon the tomato mixture on the top. Finally, cut slices in half and serve immediately.

Prawn Cocktail


12oz prawns, shelled
lemon wedges and parsley sprigs to garnish


4fl oz tomato ketchup
3fl oz lemon juice
3-4 drops Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon horseradish sauce
2fl oz single cream
salt and pepper

Firstly, chop the prawns if they are very large and put an equal quantity into each of six glasses. Then, mix all the sauce ingredients together and pour over the prawns. Finally, serve chilled, garnished with the lemon wedges and parsley.

Avocado Fingers

1 ripe avocado
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch paprika
1 teaspoon lemon juice
toast strips
bacon strips

Firstly, mash the avocado and add the salt, paprika and lemon juice. Then, spread the mixture on the 1 x 3 inch toast strips. Place narrow strips of bacon over the mixture, then grill until the bacon crisps.

There’s also 2 more pages of appetizers, see below.

Finally, this concludes the appetizers section at the Wearside Kitchen. So, if you have any recipes that you wish to share with others, let us know. But you can also reply in the comments section below. However, you may even start a new cookery thread in the massive Sunderland Forum.


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