@tasfromtas. Feel free to pester him on twitter for more Super Bowl recipes or to exchange Super Bowl party food ideas. Watching the Super Bowl is already pretty good. Let’s be honest. But watching the Super Bowl and eating the right food is the best. Here is what I will be cooking for this Monday’s game. You should too.
Stuffed Potato SkinsI really like these. They are a little fiddly, but so worth it. It’s worth getting out of bed by 8am to make them right. Ingredients: ~6 large russet (baking) potatoes. vegetable oil. 12 slices shortcut bacon, diced & fried till crispy. 1 green capsicum, finely chopped 1 cup grated/shredded cheese sour cream a few spring onions, finely sliced Method: Preheat the oven to 180c. Scrub the potatoes and prick them in a few places with a fork. Coat lightly with oil. Place in oven and cook for 1 hour, or until tender. Remove, and let cool completely. (I usually bake the spuds before breakfast). When they are cooled, cut the spuds in half lengthways. Spoon out all but ~1cm of the pulp. You’re supposed to save the pulp and use it for something, but I never have. It just sits in my fridge for a week before I throw it out. I guess you could mash it? Fill the skins with bacon, capsicum and cheese. Try to distribute things evenly. Chuck em on a baking tray and grill for like 10 minutes, or until crispy. Top with sour cream and sliced spring onions. You’re supposed to let them cool a little before eating but honestly I usually hoover them in like a single ad break.
Big Pot Tailgate ChiliAustralian adaptation of recipe by Ray Lampe (AKA Dr BBQ) found in The NFL Gameday Cookbook. I’ve changed some of the ingredients to those more commonly found in Australian supermarkets. If you have a bunch of people coming over for your Monday game, this is what you cook. You can have it a bunch of different ways:
- as is (out of bowls you apes)
- layered over corn chips with cheese ie NACHOS
- chuck it on top of a bun, slap on a hotdog and some grated cheese and you have a chilidog!
- can be the filling of potato skins if you’re too lazy for the other recipe.
- have it with rice if you want to be all fancy whatever man
Bloody Mary Chicken WingsPeople LOVE chicken wings, and these ones taste awesome. Word of warning: they do take a bit of attention when they are on the grill, so unless you have the TV like in the kitchen or something, you want to make these before kickoff, or maybe at halftime. Total cooking time of just over an hour. Ideally you want to grill them during half time, then have them stewing in the pan for the next 30 minutes. With a bit of luck, they should be ready for the 4th quarter. Ingredients: 15 whole, fresh chicken wings Bloody Mary Rub: 2 tbs celery salt ¼ - ½ tsp chili powder 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp brown sugar ½ cayenne pepper Bloody Mary Sauce: 1 ½ cups V8 juice 3 tbs Worcestershire Sauce 3 tbs Tabasco Garlic Sauce (If you can find it. I just use regular Tabasco sauce) 1 lemon, juiced (totally worth getting a real lemon rather than using bottle lemon juice) 1 tsp salt Vodka & celery sticks for serving. Method: With a sharp knife, cut the tips off the chicken wings and save the tips for stock (or throw them out). Slash the inside of each wing joint to help them cook more evenly, but don’t cut all the way through. In a bowl, mix the rub ingredients together. Sprinkle over the chicken wings, coating evenly. Prepare the grill for cooking over direct medium heat. You can do this with an oven or a gas BBQ. Grill the wings, turning often, for 30 minutes, or until the wings are golden and crispy. Meanwhile, mix the sauce ingredients together and set aside. Put the vodka in the freezer. Put the grilled wings on an aluminum-foil bbq pan. Pour the sauce over the wings, tossing to coat. Put the pan on the grill. Cover the grill and cook for another 30 minutes, tossing the wings after 15 to re-coat. If the pan goes dry, pour in some beer to keep it from burning. Move the wings to a plate, drizzle with sauce if there is any left. Serve with celery-sticks and shots of ice-cold vodka.
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