There is nothing more enjoyable than relaxing with friends over appetizers and cocktails after a long day at the office.
It's a time to unwind, catch up and take a minute to have fun. In the words of Liz Lemon (when talking about iPhones): "The only apps I like are the ones that come before my entrée."
Getting the chance to chill out, talk and eat is the easiest way to relieve yourself of the day's stress.
Most likely, this means sharing small plates with your group and getting to sample a bit of everything. Nothing gets you quite as ready for happy hour as a few delicious small plates.
Here are 10 of the most outrageous, fantastically flavorful apps that are sure to get you ready for happy hour.
1. Peanut Skewers
If you want something flavorful and also kind to your health, don't skip out on chicken peanut skewers.
They are both delicious and nutritious so you can definitely indulge in more than just one order sans guilt.
These chicken skewers are just the right mixture of hearty and sweet. An app like this is bursting with flavor and originality.
2. Papaya Salad
Be sure to try a papaya salad if you're ever looking for a delightfully tangy app. This French-influenced Thai cuisine will become a favorite as soon as you try it.
The fresh strips of papaya -- complemented by a palm sugar vinaigrette -- is the perfect aperitif to accompany your cocktails.
3. Homemade Cajun Dip
If you're looking for a mix of creaminess and savory flavors, don't miss out on some homemade cajun dip. This deliciously spicy dip is the perfect addition to any happy hour.
Whip this dip out when you're socializing with friends and coworkers after a long day at the office.
If you're looking for a quick treat, the zesty flavor combined with crunchy toasted chips is a sure winner.
4. Pastel Portuguese Dumplings
We've all had and loved coconut shrimp, and for a truly unique dish you should get yourself some Portuguese dumplings stuffed with shrimp and coconut sauce. With a crunchy, crispy outer layer and a soft, gooey inside, your mouth is sure to be watering.
These decadent pastel Portuguese dumplings are sure to set the mood for the ideal office happy hour in a scrumptious way.
They're so delicious that you might end up making several orders your entire meal.
5. Blue Cheese and Mushroom Empanadas
Another unique flavor combination that we love: blue cheese and mushrooms, stuffed in an empanada. If you're looking for some seriously dope empanadas, you have to get your hands on these tasty morsels. These golden-brown confections are crispy, creamy and have enough flavor to send your eyes rolling into the back of your head.
You'll swear you're in Latin America when you take your first bite.
6. Duck Fried Potatoes
If you're craving something crunchy you could get down with some happening duck fried potatoes. After this savory and satisfying appetizer experience, you won't regret the choice.
Anything duck fried should have you sold upon mention -- but in case you need more convincing, these duck fried potatoes are served with a delicious aioli sauce and fresh lemon--these little morsels are the perfect thing to pair with your favorite Pinot Grigio. It's a flavor experience that you just can't do without.
7. Spiced Bacon Caramel Corn
After a long day you're going to need something sweet, bacon-flavored and delicious to pick you up. Never fear! This dish has got you covered.
Could anything sound more amazing than spiced bacon caramel corn? It's a twist on regular popcorn and it is just as scrumptious as it sounds. It makes for the perfect, savory snack to accompany a cider and to share with friends.
8. Grilled Eggplant
This is how you do grilled eggplant in the best possible way. Mixed with the summer flavors of sun dried tomatoes, roasted garlic and delicately sprinkled with saffron flakes, your taste buds will be in for a crazy surprise.
This appetizer is both diet-friendly and happy hour friendly. It is the perfect hors d'oeuvre to get you through to dinner.
9. Ghost Pepper Wings
For wings that really pack a punch, take advantage of some delicious, mouthwatering ghost pepper wings.
They're a traditional, all-American taste quencher with a delicious and unusual flavor. These wings go way beyond the traditional Buffalo wings you fancy so much.
There's not much else your taste buds will need to feel perfectly sated.
It's just the right thing to share with the girls or to keep to yourself. This appetizer is sure to leave a lasting impression.
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