Jersey shore best appetizers

The small plates that kick off our meals have come a long way: Restaurants are dishing up much more than chicken fingers and mozzarella sticks, onion rings and spinach artichoke dip. Baked chicken tenders recipe easy Choose two or three — maybe even four! — and call it dinner.

Editor’s note: Restaurant menus are subject to change, so if you are craving any of the following dishes, check with the restaurant before visiting.

The first dish is Dolan’s take on the traditional English entree, which is filet of beef topped with pate and duxelles, a paste of mushrooms, wrapped in puff pastry and baked.

“We use a whole Schickhaus hot dog, over a quarter pound, wrap it in puff pastry and stuff it with beer-braised sauerkraut, mimicking a duxelles.


Chicken fingers recipe It goes in the deep fryer, then we finish it in the oven.”

The beer used to braise the sauerkraut is Robinson’s Red Ale, made for the restaurant by Flying Fish Brewing Company. Baked chicken fingers The other inspiration behind Dolan’s appetizer, which is served in six slices, is the deep-fried hot dogs made famous by Rutt’s Hut, a nearly 90-year-old hot dog shop in Clifton.

As for the deviled eggs, Dolan follows the traditional preparation – eggs are hard-boiled and the yolks are removed, then mixed with a little mustard, sour cream and Dijon mustard. Homemade chicken fingers But he adds flavor with jalapeno, “a chiffonade of cilantro, and maybe a couple dashes of Tabasco and Worcestershire,” he said. Grilled chicken tenders recipe “We serve that with a smoked paprika creme fraiche.”

Monkey bread most often is served at breakfast or as a dessert; the sweet treat is a pull-apart bread coated with butter, cinnamon and sugar that usually is baked in a Bundt pan.

But Shore restaurateur and chef Marilyn Schlossbach cooks up quite a different version. How to make chicken fingers For this appetizer – the only bread she serves in her restaurants – she coats Hawaiian sweet rolls in a butter seasoned with black garlic and herbs, then tops the bread with chorizo that has been sauteed in white wine and garlic. Baked chicken strips recipe It all goes into a cast iron skillet and is baked.

Schlossbach changes the recipe with the seasons: “In the summertime, we do one with roasted pineapple, local Merrick Farm (in Farmingdale) garlic and cilantro. Chicken fingers calories “The interesting thing about it, the monkey bread is one of the items on our menu that we (use to) call attention to health care for our staff,” she said. Baked chicken fingers recipe Proceeds from the appetizer’s sales goes into a health care fund for employees. Fried chicken fingers “It’s kind of a simple thing that anyone can order that’s going to help the staff.”

Executive chef and restaurant partner Jeff Alberti’s lacquered chicken wings are fried and then tossed in a sticky sauce made from honey and soy sauce. Baked chicken fingers recipes They are served atop yogurt spiced with harissa, a spicy chili paste, and the dish is finished with a sprinkle of scallions and toasted sesame seeds.

For the General Tso’s appetizer, Alberti coats jumbo white Gulf shrimp with panko and fries them, then tosses them with a house-made mix of soy sauce, brown sugar, serrano chiles, ginger and garlic. Calories in chicken fingers “And there’s a Sriracha jam (a blend of red bell pepper, Sriracha and rice wine vinegar) on the plate that’s really good, and broccoli, so you get the General Tso’s components.”

Goat cheese is delicious on its own – it is soft and creamy, with a little tang that isn’t overwhelming. Baked chicken tenders no breading At d’jeet? Seasonal and Local Cuisine in Shrewsbury, owner and chef Casey Pesce fries balls of goat cheese and serves them with preserves made with apricot, ginger and apples, plus truffle-infused honey. Crispy chicken fingers “They are becoming a staple,” Pesce said.