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11 Recipes for a Classy Game Day

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Before we begin, let's pause for a moment to appreciate those beloved lowbrow snacks that are practically synonymous with football: Rotel dip, cheese fries, pigs in a blanket, cheap beer. They've nourished many of us through thrilling wins and heartbreaking losses, through halftime and overtime, through wardrobe malfunctions and Beyoncé-induced blackouts.

Okay. That was a nice moment.

Forget what you thought -- march right past that supermarket display of Velveeta and cocktail sausages -- because your game day snacks are ready to do more. Swap out the powdered onion dip for garlicky bagna cauda. Keep the wings, certainly, but let them share a plate with Serrano ham croquetas. These snacks are none too virtuous and most can be eaten sans silverware, which is enough to make them football-friendly in our books. Wash it all down with beer, doctored up.

Burrata and Olive Tapenade Crostini by susankuess


Lamb Sliders with Feta Cheese, Red Onions, and Cumin Mayonnaise by daisyt13


Jim Lahey's No-Knead Pizza Dough + Margherita Pie by Genius Recipes


Serrano Ham and Manchego Croquetas with Smoked Pimentón Aioli by Sonali aka the Foodie Physician


Bagna Cauda (Piedmontese Warm Garlic-Anchovy Dip) by Merrill Stubbs


Ian Knauer's Sticky Balsamic Ribs by Genius Recipes


Grilled (or Broiled) Oysters with a Sriracha Lime Butter by melissav


Paprika-Scented Manchego Chorizo Puffs by Half-Buzzed Hostess


Tipsy Maple Corn by thirschfeld


Smoky Fried Chickpeas by Aliwaks


Alice Medrich's Best Cocoa Brownies by Genius Recipes



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