Poker is a hugely engrossing game. It is also a game where nobody likes to have messy fingers. Let’s take a look at some kick-ass, easy to make and fuss-free finger foods to have on hand when you’re playing Poker.
MOZZARELLA BALLS AND FRUITS
Grab a packet of Moz balls, some goat cheese, scoop out some cantaloupes, watermelons, melons, sprinkle some freshly crushed black pepper, some basil and skewer them with toothpicks. You’re all set!
Nothing screams Poker Night the way a shrimp cocktail does. It is also one of the most fuss-free pre-gamers to serve your guests. It gets everyone slightly tipsy and sufficiently satiated to begin playing .
CHEESE DIP AND CHIPS:
Greasy items like chicken wings are cumbersome because you have to keep running to wash your hands. Also poker games sometimes go on for hours. That’s why having a cheesy dip with chips or sausages or even veggies can be a life-saver. They are great to randomly munch on while keeping a poker face during the game
MEATY CHEESE ROLL UP BITES:
Take a slice of well marinated and well cooked meat of your choice, add dollops of chutneys or spiced mayo, add cheese generously and then roll it up in a naan or a tortilla. Cook for about a minute on the pan. Cut up the roll into bite sizes and viola, fuss-free and filling finger food is ready. Perfect for keeping those mid game hunger pangs in check.
CHEESY JALAPENO POPPERS:
This is for all those who like to get a little wicked when hosting a game at home. The Jalapeno has kick that is very well complimented by the cheese it is rolled into. It leads the player to get thirsty and guzzle more of their drink. This loosens them up and it makes for quite a profitable game for you. ;-p
The eternal favorite. Just call for the overloaded pizza and concentrate on the game! If you plan to make the pizza at home, try to make it chicago style, so that it is easier to cut and hand out. It doesn’t make a mess and it is easy to clean as well.
If you want to go a little fancy but don’t want to put in too much effort, Cheese Fondue is your best friend. All you have to do is to saute some veggies and cocktail sausages, chicken rashers, mini lamb patties, etc, in some butter and pepper. Pay attention to the cheese sauce because you will add at least 3 types of cheese and each will have different boiling points.
All anyone has to do is dunk the sauteed items into the cheese. Simple
If you are feeling a little feisty and want to make something at home, Moneybags will be perfect. Create a dough out of eggs, butter and refined flour, make small balls and flatten them to their thinnest, wrapper-like forms. Pick up mince meat, add garlic powder, black pepper, salt, finely chopped spring onions and any other herb of your choice.Cook them together and then place this mixture on your doughy wrapper. Fashion them like money bags and tie them up with the leaves of the spring.onion. Deep fry and serve with spicy schezwan sauce or a homemade tomato garlic chutney.
KABABS AND COCKTAIL SAMOSAS:
Skewered, roasted food is the best, isn't it? Seekh Kebabs and meat filled cocktail samosas are super easy to stock up skewer and roast/fry any time you’re hungry. Perfect Poker food, right?
This is a no brainer. Biryani is the granddaddy of all party food. Put your hand on your heart and look us in the eye when you say you really don’t care about Biryani. Of course Biryani is the ultimate destination your Poker food night is leading to! Order in, make it at home, no one’s ever going to say no to it.
So, food is sorted. Now how about checking out some fun cocktails to get your guests drunk and multiply your chance of winning Poker night?
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