9 Luxe Finger Foods for a Red Carpet Party

By F&W Editors Posted February 24, 2016

Great ideas for your Academy Awards party.

An Academy Awards viewing party deserves more than a bowlful of cheese doodles and a sad platter of crudités. Step up your munchies game with bite-sized snacks that are as elegant as the Oscars. Here, our best recipes for refined (but still super-snackable) Oscar party finger foods.

1. Deviled Eggs with Pickled Shrimp 

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To amp up his creamy dill-and-chive deviled eggs, Bobby Flay tops them with tangy pickled shrimp.

2. Crispy Polenta Bites with Arugula Tapenade 

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Instead of using polenta as a side dish, turn it into crouton-like hors d'oeuvres like these, which are piled with a crunchy arugula-and-radish tapenade.

3. Roasted Fingerling Potato and Pressed Caviar Canapés 

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For this easy, impressive hors d'oeuvre, top roasted fingerling potatoes with sour cream and slender diamonds of pressed caviar.

4. Crispy Frico with Ripe Pear 

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Top crispy fried cheese chips with thinly sliced pear and really good balsamic vinegar for a fast and delicious snack.

5. 7-Minute Salmon Caviar Sushi Bites 

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This is an inexpensive, easy, playful take on a sushi roll.

6. Skewered Shrimp and Ham with Apple Jelly 

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Andrew Zimmern's grilled shrimp-and-ham hors d'oeuvres are sweet, savory and spicy all at once—making them the perfect party food.

7. Smoked Salmon Crisps 

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This is an easy adaptation of chef Thomas Keller’s famous salmon cornets.

8. Cauliflower Fritters 

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These fritters are studded with crunchy nubs of cauliflower florets and topped with tangy yogurt sauce and salmon roe.

9. Wild Mushroom Crostini 

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For these crostini, chef Ford Fry tops creamy ricotta with a mix of garlicky mushrooms and a handful of herbs.

 

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