I first tasted this delicious chicken dish 11 years ago when I attended a class on using honey in cooking. When I prepare this recipe for a party, it's one of the first dishes to disappear!
—Debbie Dougal, Roseville, California
“Chinese take-out can be high in sodium, fat and calories, so these crispy appetizers are a nice alternative. Whenever my husband craves a take-out egg roll, I make these instead,” shares Barbra Annino of Galena, Illinois.
Bite into these golden appetizers, and you'll find a creamy crab filling that rivals restaurant fare. Best of all, these crowd-pleasers are baked and not fried, so you don't have to feel guilty about enjoying them.
Guests will think you fussed over these warm golden bites from Mary Dixson of Decatur, Alabama. "I sometimes turn the recipe into a main course by using egg roll wrappers and serving the rolls with chicken gravy," she explains.
"I've been making these slightly sweet wings for 25 years, and people always love them," says Linda Walker of Dumfries, Virginia. "The wings marinate overnight, then I bake them an hour before serving. The recipe is easy to double or triple for a crowd," she adds.
Coleslaw mix hurries along the preparation of these deep-fried egg rolls served with sweet-and-sour sauce. "These elegant appetizers are as easy to make as they are to eat," assures Lucille Gendron of Pelham, New Hampshire.
Our Test Kitchen crew let their imaginations go overboard to dream up this light and spicy shrimp part starter. The well-seasoned shrimp are delicious on their own...or coated with the dipping sauce that stars garlic sesame oil.
In Middletown, Delaware, Helen Gilden gives shrimp a taste of the Orient. Soy sauce and peanut butter are combine in a sauce that glazes the shrimp nicely as she grills them. "I like to serve these kabobs as an appetizer when I'm entertaining," Helen notes.
“My husband loved the appetizers we ordered at a Chinese restaurant so much that I was determined to make them at home,” relates Cathy Blankman of Warroad, Minnesota. “After two more trips to the restaurant to taste them again and about four home trials, I had them perfected.” TIP: “I often make the filling earlier in the day to save time later,” Cathy says.