Hen-do, hen-party, hen-night and other ‘hen’ terms - the list of names for a bachelorette party goes on. A bachelorette party is a party given in honor of a woman about to get married. It is likely to be the biggest celebration of her ‘single’ life, with her closest friends. The bachelorette party got its cue from bachelor parties commonly thrown in honor of a groom the night before he gets married. Though bachelor parties were held centuries ago, too, bachelorette parties were quite unheard of until the ‘sexual revolution’ of the ’60s. A bachelorette party is usually organized by friends of the lady getting married. Since it is something like a farewell party they make every effort to make the party a once in a lifetime experience. There will be fun, food, drinks and all those small thoughtful gestures to help cherish every memory of the time spent mingling with friends as a singleton. Food is one of the main attractions of such parties, though many prefer small easy recipes if parties are held at home. In that way appetizers make a good choice. Since it is a day that has to be remembered for years, the appetizers served have to be uniquely delectable. Check out some lip-smacking appetizer recipes in this article.
Recipes Of Bachelor Party Appetizers
1. Fried Eggplant & Squash With Taratour
- 1 small Eggplant (peeled, halved lengthwise & cut into 1/4inch slices)
- 3 medium Yellow Squashes (peeled, halved lengthwise & cut into 1/4inch slices)
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Taratour as needed
- Pitas (cut into wedges)
- Salt both sides of eggplant and squash slices.
- Layer them on paper towels and cover using another layer of paper towels.
- Let them drain completely.
- In a heavy skillet, pour some oil and heat it.
- Add egg plants and squashes in separate batches and fry over medium heat till golden brown.
- Remove and drain on paper towels.
- In a platter, arrange fried eggplant and squash, lacing with taratour.
- Arrange pita wedges around it.
2. Fried Tortilla Chips
- 8 Corn Tortillas (cut into wedges)
- Oil as needed
- Add enough oil to a heavy skillet.
- Keep the skillet over the flame until the oil is hot enough.
- Add tortilla pieces, a handful at a time, and stir to keep them separate while frying.
- Cook tortilla pieces until crisp.
- Take the chips from the oil using a slotted spoon, and drain them on paper towels.
3. Five-Spice Appetizer Meatballs
- 1Egg White (slightly beaten)
- 3/4 cup soft Bread crumbs
- 1/4 tsp Five-Spices powder
- 1oz lean ground Beef
- 1 1/2 cups Orange juice
- 3 tbsp Honey
- 4 tsp Cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp ground Ginger
- 1 medium Red Sweet Pepper (cut in 1″ pieces)
- In a bowl, combine egg white, bread crumbs, five-spices powder and 1/2 tsp salt.
- Into it add beef and mix it well.
- Shape it into small meat balls.
- Place the meat balls in a baking tray.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes until the meatballs are brown.
- Meanwhile, in a saucepan, mix together orange juice, honey, corn starch, soy sauce and ginger.
- Cook and stir until thick and bubbly at a medium heat.
- Cook for an extra 2 minutes.
- Add sweet pepper and meat balls to saucepan.
- Cook and stir until it is well heated.
- Serve with toothpicks.
4. Pistachio-Stuffed Mushrooms
- 20 medium Mushrooms
- 3 tbsp Onions (minced)
- Butter or margarine as needed
- 1/3 cup fine dried Breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup Pistachios (chopped)
- 2 tbsp Parsley (chopped)
- 1/4 tsp dried Marjoram
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- Preheat the broiler.
- Remove the stems of mushrooms and chop finely.
- In a pan, add enough butter or margarine.
- Sauté the stems and onion in the pan until tender.
- Into it add bread crumbs, pistachios, parsley, marjoram, and salt.
- Mix it well.
- Remove from heat.
- Place the mushroom caps with the stem side up, on a baking sheet.
- Fill the centers with the stuffing and sprinkle about 3 tbsp melted butter on top of it.
- Broil for about 5 minutes until browned.