These Prosciutto and Ricotta Hors d’oeuvres are so quick to prepare plus they are so easy to eat, making them perfect for entertaining as no one wants an hors d’oeuvres that makes a mess! Plus they look elegant and taste amazing!
Everyone is having a wonderful time, you float around the room, chatting, laughing, drinking a spiced capsicum martini and generally having a great time. It is exactly what you wanted for your birthday. A small party, some amazing food, a few cocktails, and your dearest friends.
Everyone has a full glass; the perfect time to bring out some hors d’oeuvres. You prepared everything earlier so you know that it is just a case of pulling the platters from the fridge.
The prosciutto and ricotta rolls come out first, deep pink prosciutto, salty and soft, wrapped around creamy fresh ricotta spiked with green onion. A delicious little bite, soft with a delicate chew, rich and creamy and oh so delicious.
Arranged on a white platter they look elegant, you know they won’t last long, but that is okay, your foodie friends know that hidden in your fridge there are more platters of delicious morsels.
There are oysters, bell pepper crostini, dill pickle beef skewers, cured salmon, sesame tuna and some mini chocolate tartlets. Plenty of little bites. But for now it is time for these deeply pink and so beautiful prosciutto and ricotta hor d’oeuvres.
A cocktail party with your friends, the best birthday. And as for your age? Well that is just a number!
Hors d’oeuvres are such a great way to cater a party. Plates of delicious morsels that can be passed around or arranged on a buffet table.
How many Hors d’oeuvres to serve at a party?
This very much depends on whether the Hors d’oeuvres will be a taster before dinner, or are they going to be the main event.
I like to mix it up, sometimes I will serve just platters of Hors d’oeuvres and maybe a larger item like a tart or sliders, other times the Hors d’oeuvres will just start the meal and dinner will follow.
To make sure I always have enough food…because anyone who knows me knows I never want people to leave hungry I have a few rules I follow.
For a cocktail party where the Hors d’oeuvres are the only food:
12-15 Hors d’oeuvre per person
For a party where dinner will be served:
2-4 Hors d’oeuvre per person served half an hour before dinner
For an afternoon party where dinner will be served later in the evening:
6-8 Hors d’oeuvre per person
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Prosciutto and Ricotta Hors d'oeuvres
- 1 green onion
- 1 cup fresh soft ricotta
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 12 slices prosciutto
- Finely chop the green onion.
- Mix the ricotta, chopped green onion, black pepper and onion powder together in a small bowl.
- Cut the prosciutto in half crossways.
- Place about 2 teaspoons of mixture at the short end of your prosciutto and then roll up like a cigar. the exact amount of filling needed will depend on the size of your prosciutto.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes, or until needed.