What will you serve before the clock chimes midnight, champagne corks fly and glasses clink? If your menu is undecided and your guest list unconfirmed, go big or go broke, with a selection of Michelin chef-inspired snacks.
They're a great way of adding flair to your evening, alongside the tried and tested festive finger foods, and range from simple umami deliciousness, to technically challenging but rewarding.
With that in mind, we've rounded up some of the best snacks from Michelin-starred chefs, from easy Parmesan crackers, to more challenging crunchy chicken-skins filled with foie gras. Take your pick.
Turn Parmigiano rinds into satisfyingly snappy cheese crackers in literally 60 seconds, in this very simple recipe from sous chef Takahiko Kondo at Osteria Francescana, Massimo Bottura's three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Modena, Italy.
Whip up some of Massimo Bottura's favourite fried chicken in this exclusive recipe courtesy of his sous chef Takahiko Kondo at Osteria Francescana. Using leftover egg whites and potato starch to create sensationally crispy fried chicken, you can make the finger food everyone wants.
Post-Christmas is the perfect moment to try out chef Jessica Rosval's (Casa Maria Luigia) delicious empanada recipe, using leftover meat with added toasted almonds and dried apricots. In fact, you can use whatever is in your fridge for this recipe, so there are no limits to your creativity.
Chef Karime Lopez from Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura in Florence, Italy, shares her tips on how to turn vegetable trimmings into delicious and crunchy bite-size vegetarian croquettes topped with a rich vegetable demi-glace in this easy feel-good recipe.
Michelin-star chef Simon Hulstone presents a simple snack with a pasta riff on a samosa, starring heritage beetroot and goat's cheese with elderflower curd.
Crispy chicken skin cone
Who can resist crispy chicken skin? Not many. Two-Michelin-star chef Jacob Bickelhaupt explains how to craft a crispy chicken-skin cone filled with foie gras and sea buckthorn jam.
Quail egg and local pork belly
Celebrated Swedish chef Daniel Berlin talks about how he builds up the snacks on his menu while highlighting his quail egg and pork belly appetiser.
Crispy tapioca snack
David Johansen prepares a crispy tapioca and fish snack at the Michelin-star restaurant Kokkeriet in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Watch and learn as leading Danish chef Rasmus Kofoed shows how to make an asparagus snack in his Geranium restaurant, which will shortly be going totally meat-free as of next year.
Seven easy homemade snacks by Gordon Ramsay
British chef and culinary legend Gordon Ramsay works his magic on a global selection of easy-to-make snacks. Including sweetcorn fritters, grilled corn with chipotle chilli butter, spiced chicken wraps, chilli dogs, Vietnamese style baguettes with beet, beef meatballs and roasted squash hummus, there's something for everyone.