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Classy football foods? Help!

My husband watches football with an organic farmer, a butcher and a chef. I need some good ideas for gameday foods.

asked by KimW over 4 years ago
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added over 4 years ago

Bacon explosion!

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added over 4 years ago

The guys love the bacon on these sliders...

http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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added over 4 years ago

This is so funny, the joke around here is we say bacon itself is an appetizer. Once we had a burger party and set out all the toppings ahead of time. Most of the bacon was gone before the burgers had a chance to get off of the grill. Sometime I'm going to try this, cook 2-3 lbs. of bacon and serve it in a mint julep cup.

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added over 4 years ago

This is so funny, the joke around here is we say bacon itself is an appetizer. Once we had a burger party and set out all the toppings ahead of time. Most of the bacon was gone before the burgers had a chance to get off of the grill. Sometime I'm going to try this, cook 2-3 lbs. of bacon and serve it in a mint julep cup.

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drbabs

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added over 4 years ago

About a year ago there was a contest titled "your best open house dish." I can personally attest to the deliciousness of the winner and the runner up. There were 250 entries. Have fun:
http://www.food52.com/contests...

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I have made this dish fir parties and I'm always being asked for the recipe it's a smoked Gouda caramelized onion and prociutto quesadilla you'll will be the talk of the party!

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added over 4 years ago

OK, if you are a patriot fan, I would make Chef Jason's great New England burger, maybe a a slider version:
http://www.food52.com/recipes...
Personally, I would want oysters mignonette with champagne. I remember testing this great recipe:
http://www.food52.com/recipes...
Good luck. And let us know what you decide!

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Sam1148

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added over 4 years ago

These look fantastic. http://www.food52.com/recipes...
and have great reviews here.

Scotch eggs are also great as a snack food with beer. Although I tend to bake mine instead of frying.
simple tech. You take some prepared sausage, boiled and peeled eggs. And roll out some sausage disks and wrap the eggs in that and then a dusting of bread crumbs and bake until the sausage is done. Cool and cut into quarters.

Now for super 'fancy". Steamy Kitchen's Firecracker shrimp. I rarely get these out of the kitchen before they're gone.
http://steamykitchen.com...

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Sam1148

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added over 4 years ago

To add another level to firecracker shrimp recipe. I didn't have spring wrappers and made some savory crepes---very(very) thin, with a bit of green onion. And wrapped those around the shrimp...and fried.
Wow, it was a bit of work but well worth it in taste.

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added over 4 years ago

Nachos with shredded duck, chicken lolipops, short rib sliders...

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I was planning to make the mashed potato stuffed mushrooms on this site. http://www.food52.com/recipes... Also the onion dip here is awesome, even my husband, whose trashy food secret is an addiction to Dean's French onion dip, told me he would take this one any day over the Dean's. http://www.food52.com/recipes... A crab dip is always a winner or shrimp cocktail.

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added over 4 years ago

Our favorite game day treat is Stromboli. It's always a crowd favorite and it's still good after sitting out for a while. Sometimes I use frozen dough and it comes out just fine. Also, you can make it ahead of time and then just slice, heat and serve.

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added over 4 years ago

Make some country pâté and maybe a veg terrine! You could also quick pickle baby veg and green beans! Add a chile to it to spice it up!

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Oh how about some gourmet deviilled eggs! With some truffle oil, or wasabi, caviar on top!

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I love making foods that represent the teams you're watching! For a New York Giants game, serving bagel chips along with dip is great. For the New England Patriots, try making some new england clam chowder. Miami Dolphins game, mini cuban sandwiches. San Francisco 49rs game, sourdough crostini. New Orleans Saints game, beignets. Dallas Cowboys game, texas chili. The options are endless!