Okay, so for the sake of full disclosure…I’m not really much of a football fan. I don’t know a hail mary from a Hook and lateral (I had to Google “football terms just to get those two…) and my personal feeling is that a football is a waste of perfectly good chicharrónes.
However…I AM a fan of football food, which means I have front row seats on that most foodie of gridiron galas…the Superbowl Party!
And here, my armchair friends, is how I get invited to the big game…
Now, go throw that thing through the other thing!
My Top 10 Superbowl Party Recipes
(Just click on the pic or title, to get the recipe!)
Let me preface this by saying…this ain’t something you want to eat often, or a lot of.
This is a fatty. greasy, salty, high-calorie gut bomb comfort food, that needs to be shared between a lot of people…but if you can’t accept how that is a beautiful, joie de vivre experience that everyone should succumb to, in moderation of course, every once in a while…
You ever see a foodie shots that gives you an instant and uncontrollable need to eat that dish “RIGHT NOW”…?
This was one of those for me. It was a Pinterest find…which was actually someone else’s Pinterest find, and, as they didn’t credit the original source, I don’t feel obliged to give them “inspiration” credit. I did change up several of the ingredients and…oh baby…it’s just as good as it looks!
Nana Dixie made this amazing appetizer in a “dessert mold” (think plastic bundt cake pan), and it’s a very pretty, and snazzy presentation for for parties, pot-lucks, etc, especially when served with warm flatbread spears.
Okay, this is neither short on ingredients, nor particularly healthy…but sometimes you just need to make a little extra effort (and jog a few more laps) to have a really special treat.
Linguica is a Portuguese smoke-cured pork sausage seasoned with garlic and paprika. Heavenly stuff! It only seemed reasonable that this sausage-of-the-gods would make awesome pigs-in-blankets.
Yeah, I said that.
Peppers stuffed with a combination of hot (or sweet) Italian sausage and ground turkey, onions, and peppers, wrapped in bacon, smoked, then glazed with a honey butter barbecue sauce.
Sticky sweet, spicy goodness…with just a breath of fire!
Oh, soooo good…
If you can’t find pretzel rolls (I get mine at Costco), regular slider buns will work too.
This is, of course, the best thing you can serve at your super bowl, or any party.
GO FIGHT WIN… or something…