Hors' Dourves - what is it?
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Hors' Dourves what is it? it was spellt as "horsdourves", but I found another spelling in the web... the only thing i now understand is that it has smth to do with ...show more
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friend If you knew only a little French, you might interpret this phrase as meaning “out of work,” but in fact it means little snack foods served before or outside of (“hors” ) the main dishes of a meal (the “oeuvres” ). English speakers have trouble mastering the sounds in this phrase, but it is normally rendered “or-DERVES,” in a rough approximation of the original. Mangled spellings like “hors’dourves” are not uncommon. Actually, many modern food writers have decided we needn’t try to wrap our tongues around this peculiar foreign phrase and now prefer “starters.” They are also commonly called “appetizers.”
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Appetizers, particularly fancy ones.
Here's a Hors d'oeuvre s menu for you - Hope it helps!
Chinese Won Tons with a plum Sauce
Chicken and Shrimp Egg Rolls with a plum sauce
Pot Stickers with a Sesame Sauce
Glazed Chicken Drumettes
Seafood Salad Mold with assorted crackers
Petite Cocktail Quiches
Stuffed Deviled Eggs with choice of: coconut and chutney, traditional or topped with caviar
Imported and Domestic Cheese Display with assorted crackers
Fresh Fruit Fantasy with Strawberry Chiffon Dip or Chocolate Fondue
Warmed Spree of Brie Cheese topped with brown sugar and nuts, served with French bread
Teriyaki Ribbon Chicken or Beef
Italian Sausage Marinara
Salmon Mousse on toast rounds
Cascading Vegetable Display with a fresh dill dip
London Tea Sandwiches
California Baja Rolls
Tomato, Cucumber and Green bean Salad
Tomato, Mozzarella and Bermuda Onion Salad
Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Sun Dried Apricots
Fresh Melon Wrapped in Honey Baked Ham
Mushrooms Stuffed with Spiced Cream Cheese
Sautéed Mushrooms in a pastry shell
pronounced "orr-derr-ves" meaning small portions of food that are used in a similar manner to appetizers. They are almost always savory and can be hot or cold, an example would be deviled eggs.
Correct spelling is hors d'œuvre; French for appetizers, ie. food served before the main courses of a meal, such as Canapés
Classic french - starter - you get an hors d'ourve trolly full of different foods and you pick a mix - like tapas, antipasti, mixed chinese appetizers.
Things like egg nayo, smoked fish, sliced meats, salads, terrines, pates etc
Appetizers (before meal snacks).
A small appetizer such as cheese and crackers, little sausages, etc. Either spelling is fine.