Party food: our top 10 recipes
Snacks, sweets & treats for your Eurovision 2023 party
One of our favourite parts of Eurovision is exploring the traditional food & drinks from each competing country. This year we’ve been working our way through over 200 recipes (and clearly still have some way to go, so check back for 2024…) – here are some of our suggestions to try at your party:
We’re off to a strong start here with ‘party pies’! Individual meat pies, traditionally beef mince & gravy, with a shortcrust bottom and puff pastry hat. Serve with plenty of ketchup for the true Aussie experience. We also include a vegan option which sounds delicious!
Eetch/eech (bulgar salad)
This super fresh dish from Armenia is similar to tabbouleh, but features a deeper flavour by cooking the bulgar in a rich tomato sauce. It only takes 35 minutes to make from start to finish and is suitable for vegans!
Cherry Varenyky/Vareniki (dumplings)
Half moons of dough are filled with sweet or sour cherries, boiled, and topped with a little sugar. We love a sweet treat at our Eurovision parties – these are a great option! Suitable for vegetarians.
Selsig Morgannwg (Glamorgan sausage) rolls
Made with Caerphilly cheese, leeks, and breadcrumbs, it’s a sausage without the sausage! For those skipping meat, or just wanting to eat something delicious, the Welsh Glamorgan Sausage is right at home in puff pastry. It only takes 30 minutes to make the veggie sausage filling and bake the rolls. Perfect! Plus, there’s a vegan option too.
It’s another hit from Australia (and quite frankly we could have added more to this list – they know party food). Bite-sized sponge cakes are coated in chocolate icing and sprinkled with coconut. They’re easy to make and will delight anyone and everyone! Suitable for vegetarians.
Horiatiki, the Greek Salad, is an iconic dish. Savoured by many around the world, it’s a well known and comforting mix of fresh tomatoes, cucumber and tangy feta cheese. You can serve it on sticks for an easy-to-eat party upgrade! Suitable for vegetarians.
Another dish from Greece – this is a delicious dip made from Greek fava beans (known to us as split yellow peas). Flavoured with onion, garlic and lemon, it’s super more-ish and always the first plate cleared at our parties. Suitable for vegans.
Köttbullar (Swedish meatballs)
The perfect party food! We described these as “bite-sized balls of deliciousness” and think that’s pretty accurate. They’re made with a mix of ground beef and pork, spices like allspice and nutmeg, and creamy breadcrumbs. We’ve also included a vegetarian option!
Badrijani Nigvzit (aubergine rolls with walnut paste)
Georgian food is just out of this world. We’re blown away by every single dish we try, and this is no different. A beautifully flavoured walnut paste is spread onto fried aubergines slices, then rolled up into perfect bite-size pieces. It’s sooooooooooo good. So so good. And suitable for vegans!
Is it really a party if there’s no sausage rolls? We can never forget the humble pork sausage roll. If we’re being honest, the people behind Mission Eurovision are probably 30% sausage roll, 70% human. Maybe more, maybe less. Here’s our recipe for a simple pork & puff pastry roll, with some fancy upgrade options.