There isn't much better than a bluegill fry - I will be doing that with my father on Friday for some Texas relatives in town.
No pics but here are some that have worked well for me:
Thinly sliced seared flank steak rolled in mini Yorkshire pudding (made using mini-muffin tin) with a smear of English hot mustard and fresh horseradish cream.
Roasted duck breast with rhubarb chutney crostini
Greek salad stuffed mini pitas (Very popular!)
Caesar salad in small baked Parmesan frico cups
Warm cremini mushroom, goat cheese and fresh thyme toast
Lamb-feta burger (you can get mini buns even smaller than slider buns)
Pulled pork on mini bun w/coleslaw
Tomato bisque in espresso cup topped with challah grilled cheese soldier (3/4" wide strip)
Tostada minis made with round tortilla chips
Fresh seasonal fruit pie in mini pie shell (same as mini quiche shell)
oohhhh if somebody could get me a genuine Friulano frico recipe I'd die...
cnochef you are making me drool. I will be trying most of these for our next gathering. Some of the ideas look splendid for a commercial operation, too.
I have a bunch of good chip + dip variations too, if you're interested.
*Duke's mayo is the best in the world. It's a southern staple. If I ever move away from the south, I will have to have it shipped to me. You might not think that mayo makes a difference, but try it and you'll believe.
When I die, I want my coffin to be filled with Duke's. Seriously, my wife knows about the funeral thing.
"See... the problem here is that... my little brother, this morning, got his arm caught in the microwave, and uh... my grandmother dropped acid and she freaked out, and hijacked a school bus full of... penguins, so it's kind of a family crisis... so come back later? Great."
-Lane Myer (Definitely not as in Oscar Mayer)
Duke's is good. I'm loyal to Sauer's since it is made in my hometown (RVA), but Duke's is a close second. Homemade beats all, of course.