Finger foods are a must at any New Years Eve celebration. Here are a number of appetizers that will help make your gathering a success.
Note: This page features fun fusion and Asian-inspired fare (such as Crab Rangoon) along with Chinese spring rolls, dumplings, and spareribs. If you're looking strictly for more authentic Chinese recipes, see Chinese New Years Appetizers
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These popular dumplings, steamed on one side and pan-fried on the other, are very easy to make. Choose from Potstickers with Prawn and Cilantro, a basic potsticker recipe with ground pork and Napa cabbage, or a Vegetarian Potstickers with tofu. Serve Potstickers with Soy Sauce With Ginger, Hot Chili Oil or Dumpling Dipping Sauce
Top Picks: Potstickers
04 of 09Crab Rangoon is a fusion recipe invented by chefs at Trader Vic's chain of restaurants. Crab Rangoon is made by filling wonton wrappers with a mixture of crab meat, cream cheese and seasonings and deep-frying. A simpler version, Baked Crab Rangoon, is made by heating the dip and serving them on baked wonton.
Top Picks: Crab RangoonContinue to 5 of 9 below.
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This simple appetizer is easy to make - water chestnuts are marinated in soy sauce, then rolled in brown sugar, wrapped in bacon and baked.
Top Picks: Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts Need a bit of extra help? Here are step by step instructions, with photos, showing how to make Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
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Got leftover chicken? Stir-fry it with vegetables in an oyster-flavored sauce and wrap "taco style" in lettuce.
Top Picks: Lettuce WrapsContinue to 9 of 9 below.
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Guests have the fun of unwrapping their food in this popular Chinese appetizer, also called "Gift-Wrapped Chicken." The recipe includes instructions for deep-frying or baking.
Top Picks: Paper Wrapped Chicken