Throw Your Own Tapas Party!

7 bite-sized treats to get you started


This seems to be hosting parties week over here at What's Cookin', what with Monday's article on cheese platters and now this. But with October well in gear, what better a time to host a fun and food-friendly gathering?

So you've successfully held a cheese party, and have decided to plan your next fiesta. But what will be the next foodie trick up your sleeve? A tapas party!

These bite-sized treats have become all the rage over the past few years, with tapas bars springing up all over the country. So, why not create one in your own living room for you and your friends? Guests will love the ability to taste multiple dishes without feeling overly stuffed and you'll love being able to prep everything ahead so you can actually get out of the kitchen to socialize.
If you want an even more hands-off approach, try throwing a potluck! With each guest bringing their own tapa dish, there will be plenty of delicious bite-sized food to go around.

Here are some of our favorites to get you started.

Chorizo-Filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon

Olives Stuffed with Almonds, Anchovies and Peppers

Sizzling Sausages with Sherry

Crispy Potatoes with Aioli and Spicy Tomato Salsa

Pork in Adobo Sauce

Shrimp and Chorizo Flatbreads

Crispy Chicken and Vegetable Croquettes

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