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3-Ingredient Party Appetizers That Definitely Don’t Say ‘I Just Remembered To Do This’

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My cookbook Small Victories is all about finding little moments of success in the kitchen, no matter if you’re making something major like raspberry jam buns that are made with a yeasted dough, or something super simple like a little nosh to have with drinks. The following six appetizers all have just three ingredients and require very little effort. They’re borrowed from a series of lists at the back of the book that outline a few ways to get a lot out of a little (whether it’s a bunch of things to do with a can of chickpeas or how to stretch pizza dough, quite literally, into so many different things).

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Eliza Honey’s Special
Cucumbers + White Cheese (like queso blanco or Monterey Jack) + Paprika
Alternate slices of cucumber and cheese and dust with paprika and salt, inspired by my friend Eliza Honey whose grandmother once served this to us in Mexico City and I never forgot how simple and good it was.

Salmon Roe
Potato Chips + Crème Fraiche + Salmon Roe
Just put out bowls of each and let everyone assemble their own.

Bite-Size Wedge
Iceberg + Blue Cheese Dressing + Tomatoes
Fill small lettuce cups with chopped tomatoes and drizzle with blue cheese dressing. You could add chopped, cooked bacon, too.

You can’t go wrong with grilled cheese at a party—mayo required.Photo: Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott

Grilled Cheese Bites
Bread + Cheese + Mayo on The Outside
Make grilled cheese sandwiches, cut into quarters and serve hot. Watch your friends smile.

Cacio e Pepe Popcorn
Buttered Popcorn + Pecorino + Black Pepper
Toss hot popcorn with butter, finely grated Pecorino, and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.

Best Thing Ever
Chorizo + Spicy Honey + a Hot Cast Iron Skillet …read more

Source:: Bon Appetit