Browse our best ideas for appetizers to get your party planning started. Everyone knows the best parties are the ones with the best food, so pick a variety of appetizer options ranging from stunning hors d'oeuvres to the perfectly crafted (and super easy!) cheese plate. Plan to serve a range of appetizer recipes, baked appetizers, chilled appetizers, and even grilled appetizers, so that you have a constant rotation of platters at the ready, and that there's no back up in the kitchen waiting for the coveted spot in the oven. Start the party with these delicious bites that are sure to enliven everyone's appetite.
Smoked Trout with Apple-Horseradish Cream on Potato Pancakes
Classic latkes form the base for this flavorful appetizer. Seemingly incongruous tart apple and spicy horseradish flavors unite to balance the strongly flavored smoked trout, all atop a crunchy, starchy pancake foundation.