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Need Appetizer Ideas

We are having a neighborhood get together Sunday for about 10-12 people.  We are serving a whole Wagyu Brisket and mac and cheese so I am looking for some good appetizer ideas that will come off the egg.  I have done scotch eggs, pork belly burnt ends, soft pretzels and bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers in the past.  any ideas are welcome and appreciated. 

2 Large Eggs - Huntsville, AL

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  • Pig shots or armadillo eggs.
    EggMcMcc
    Central Illinois
    First L BGE July 2016, RecTec, Traeger, Weber, Campchef
    Second BGE, a MMX, February 2017
    Third BGE, another large, May, 2017
    Added another griddle (BassPro) December 2017
  • KiterToddKiterTodd Posts: 2,103
    -Wings.
    -Find some good local sausage links you can grill and then slice into bite size app pieces.  Serve with your favorite mustards.  It's October, so Brats are in season.  ;)
    -Pulled pork sliders.

    All of your prior served items, though, are better than anything I could come up with.  Nice work!  They must love when you host a get-together!
    LBGE/Maryland
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,507
    edited September 2017
    Grilled shrimp cocktail. Fast and easy. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 3,797
    meatballs, stuffed mushrooms
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 5,677
    Moink balls. 
    Steve 
    XL, Mini Max, and a 22" Blackstone in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    edited September 2017
    smoke a couple blocks of cream cheese for crackers, tried several rubs and such but just cracked pepper was the best, 275 for about 2 hours. serve cold, hot, room temp





  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 3,007
    do you want to invest much time or quick and easy...eazy peazy Bacon Wrapped Tator Tots are about as easy as it gets and good
    Visalia, Ca
  • Crab stuffed mushrooms.
    Somewhere in Colorado
    LBGE, PGS A40 Gasser
  • Grilled shrimp!

    Maryland, 1 LBGE
  • 500500 Posts: 2,727
    You've got the heavy fatty rich foods covered. I'd go with something lighter and brighter to offset it. Something with a vinegar or lemon or lime juice vinegrette like a slaw roasted root veggies. Those are sides so doesn't really cover what your asking for. For an app you could grill all the ingredients in a Salsa and then food processor or blend them for a grilled Salsa with blue corn chips. 
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • 500500 Posts: 2,727
    smoke a couple blocks of cream cheese for crackers, tried several rubs and such but just cracked pepper was the best, 275 for about 2 hours. serve cold, hot, room temp





    That cream cheese looks killer. I've only just set out a block and poured spicy red pepper jelly on it and served it with crackers. This takes it another level. 
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    500 said:
    smoke a couple blocks of cream cheese for crackers, tried several rubs and such but just cracked pepper was the best, 275 for about 2 hours. serve cold, hot, room temp





    That cream cheese looks killer. I've only just set out a block and poured spicy red pepper jelly on it and served it with crackers. This takes it another level. 
    i like the pepper jelly ones two. if you smoke one with black pepper and have the pepperjelly one next to it you have savory and sweet covered ;)
  • 500 said:
    smoke a couple blocks of cream cheese for crackers, tried several rubs and such but just cracked pepper was the best, 275 for about 2 hours. serve cold, hot, room temp





    That cream cheese looks killer. I've only just set out a block and poured spicy red pepper jelly on it and served it with crackers. This takes it another level. 
    i like the pepper jelly ones two. if you smoke one with black pepper and have the pepperjelly one next to it you have savory and sweet covered ;)
    Had some folks instead of using pepper jelly, they used Pickapeppa sauce.  It was pretty good too.  
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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,992
    You need a vegetable 
  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 965
    bacon wrapped asparagus or bacon wrapped avocado. Grilled Zucchini.   

    XLBGE, LBGE 

    Texarkana, TX

  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 338
    edited September 2017
    I don't personally eat vegetables, aside from potato's, green beans and corn. so I am typically not in charge of bringing those.  their are a couple of them neighbors that can cook, they are bringing a side also of the vegetable variety since I don't eat them, I don't cook them either.  the other neighbors that cant cook are in charge of wine and beer.

    2 Large Eggs - Huntsville, AL

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  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,293
    edited September 2017
    You need some hog in there....prosciutto wrapped asparagus.
    Pro tip:  Buy extra prosciutto for consumption during assembly.  

    My favorite app hands down is from Mallmann's Seven Fires.
    https://huntingchef.com/2011/11/22/burnt-tomato-goat-cheese-and-anchovy-bruschetta/

    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • EoinEoin Posts: 1,530
    Focker said:
    You need some hog in there....prosciutto wrapped asparagus.
    And buy extra prosciutto for consumption during assembly.  

    My favorite app hands down is from Mallmann's Seven Fires.
    https://huntingchef.com/2011/11/22/burnt-tomato-goat-cheese-and-anchovy-bruschetta/

    Now that's an appetiser!
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,293
    edited September 2017
    Eoin said:
    Focker said:
    You need some hog in there....prosciutto wrapped asparagus.
    And buy extra prosciutto for consumption during assembly.  

    My favorite app hands down is from Mallmann's Seven Fires.
    https://huntingchef.com/2011/11/22/burnt-tomato-goat-cheese-and-anchovy-bruschetta/

    Now that's an appetiser!
    Thanks.  I love bruschetta.  Mallmann takes it to the absolute top.  The char of the burnt tomatoes, anchovy umami, fresh herbs, and bringing it all together with the goat cheese was brilliant.  I shaved some parm for these.   
    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • MolemanMoleman Posts: 155
    Barbecue shrimp and sausage skewers(semi ot), funeral sandwiches, or pineapple gems. All can be found here with the search feature. I've only learned of them here so not trying to take any credit but all are fantastic appetizers. Best of luck. 
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 2,650
    Naked whiz smoked salmon, green lightening shrimp, or our favorites abt's


    Greensboro, NC
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,507
    Bacon wrapped BBQ shrimp if you want sexy. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • ABT's and pig shots have been a favorite amongst our friends. Moinkballs seem to be a popular BGE appetizer as well (Bacon wrapped meatballs, rubbed and glazed). Also a good buffalo chicken dip off the egg would be killer. 


  • 500500 Posts: 2,727
    Made this a long time ago. I still remember it. Will have to do it again soon. From the Smoke & Spice cookbook. 
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,293
    McRib season is approaching, gonna have to try this one on a Bears Sunday afternoon.

    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • Focker said:
    McRib season is approaching, gonna have to try this one on a Bears Sunday afternoon.

    Kenji Lopez Alt does a "McRib" sandwich as well, he calls it the Ribby McRibFace and it looks amazing. WAY more involved than I'd ever be willing to do, though. 


  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,737
    This stuff is crack. Pure T CRACK. Always wanted to egg it. https://bellbucklecompanystore.com/blogs/recipes/101722753-captain-rodney-s-cheese-bake
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,293
    edited September 2017
    HellrodKC said:
    Focker said:
    McRib season is approaching, gonna have to try this one on a Bears Sunday afternoon.

    Kenji Lopez Alt does a "McRib" sandwich as well, he calls it the Ribby McRibFace and it looks amazing. WAY more involved than I'd ever be willing to do, though. 


    Wow, the smoked rib/shoulder FP grind has merit.  Definite leftover material.

    Would be nice to sear/finish a la Blackstone.  I may give this a whirl with Aldi brioche buns.  
    I am a McRib who-our, always opting for sloppy $1 seconds.  Thanks for the link. :)
    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • BJM2932BJM2932 Posts: 119
    Moink Balls are definitely the most common appetizer request that I get. 
    L BGE
    Paoli, PA

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  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,218
    Well, 10 pages of comments on this recipe and this was before his anus phase really kicked in.  This might be worth a look.

    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1190411/the-best-appetizer-that-you-will-ever-eat/p1
    Austin, TX
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