13 Recipes for Your House of Cards Binge (That Go Well With Bourbon)

February 27, 2015

Anti-hero though he may be, Frank Underwood is the newest President of the United States (gulp) in season 3 of House of Cards, which you can get on Netflix today. That means that if you're spending the weekend binge-watching the whole season, you're going to need a few drinks and snacks to pull you through -- ideally ones inspired by the ruthless and manipulative POTUS himself (which means they have to go well with whiskey). 

There isn't time to worry about being hungry when there's so much dramatic television to watch: These recipes are for the fans who will settle for nothing less than recipes guaranteed to keep the grumbling of their stomachs down to a whisper in between bites. As Underwood would say, "hunt or be hunted." The binge is on.

Herbed Beef Skewers with Horseradish Cream by Oui, Chef

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Braised Onion Sauce by Kenzi Wilbur


Toasted Goat Cheese Crostini with Basil and Red Onion Jam by Merrill Stubbs


Patricia Wells' Fake Frites by Genius Recipes


Old Fashioned by Erika Kotite


State Fair Cream Puffs by hardlikearmour


Classic Southern Hushpuppies with Jalapeño Cilantro Aioli by HMMessinger


Ian Knauer's Sticky Balsamic Ribs by Genius Recipes


Boulevardier by Erik Lombardo


Sugar Steak with Bourbon by Amanda Hesser


Tipsy Maple Corn by thirschfeld



Apple Peel Bourbon by Marian Bull


Bourbon-O's (Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Bourbon Cream) by buttermeupbk


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Andrea February 27, 2015
OMG-you read my mind! HOC and yummy food -yes, please!
carswell February 27, 2015
If I was going to cook all that I'd never get to the show. LOL.
AntoniaJames February 27, 2015
The New York Times critic describes the first four episodes as disappointingly "sluggish." Perhaps you can multi-task until the pace picks up a bit? ;o)