Are you ready for some football—food? One of the best parts of football season is the delicious football food that is an absolute for every football-focused gathering. Pizza can only take a party so far, though, so we’ve decided this week to help you take your football fare up a notch.
Let’s start by tackling those chips. Using our seriously easy baked potato chip recipe as your base, you can have some fun with your potato chip seasoning. Try:
- Before baking, sprinkle with fresh rosemary and sea salt.
- Dust with sea salt and garlic powder before placing in the oven. Once on the cooling rack, sprinkle the chips with fresh grated parmesan.
- Mix together 1 tbsp cumin, 1 tbsp brown sugar, and sea salt to taste and shower the chips with the mixture before baking.
- Squeeze the juice of two limes over the chips before baking, then top with sea salt and fresh cilantro once cooling.
- Super cheese those chips by sprinkling shredded sharp white and yellow cheddar after you pull them from the oven.
First Place’s Easy Peasy Potato Chips
Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees. Using a mandolin or vegetable spiraler, thinly cut or ribbon 4 large potatoes or sweet potatoes. Coat a heavy-duty baking sheet with coconut or olive oil, and place the cut potato slices on the sheet, without overlapping. Bake at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes or until crispy, then remove the chips from the oven and let cool on a cooling rack.
What football function would be complete without wings? Wings are super easy to cook—just trim the wings at the joints, pat the skin dry with a paper towel, then place on a well-greased baking sheet, and pop in the oven at 425 for about 30 minutes or until the internal temperature meets 160 degrees. You can season simply with sea salt and ground cracked pepper, or by brushing on a prepared sauce in the last 10 minutes of baking. Feeling adventurous? Try one of these combos:
Downtown Pretzel-Coated Wings
Crush 2 cups pretzels in a food processor then place in a large gallon zipper bag. Wisk together 2 eggs in a medium size bowl. Measure out 2 cups flour in a medium bowl and place next to the bowl of eggs. Coating one at a time, cover the chicken wings in flour, then the beaten eggs, then toss in the bag of crushed pretzel. Place on a greased baking sheet for 30 minutes at 425 degrees, or until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees. These are best served with honey mustard!
First Street Wings
Mix together the following ingredients in a gallon zipper bag: 1 tbsp fresh chopped garlic, 2 tbsp brown sugar, 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp chopped green onion, 1 tsp ginger. Place the raw wings in the bag and toss to coat, then place on a greased baking sheet for 30 minutes at 425 degrees, or until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
Great Miami River Pizza
Ready for a different take on pizza? Try our Great Miami River Pizza. Heat 2 tbsp butter in a skillet and add in thinly sliced chicken breast. Sauté until well done, then add in slices of sweet onion. Cook the onion until caramelized. Thinly slice red potatoes and place in a single layer on a prepared pizza crust. Top the layer of potatoes with the chicken and onions, and then sprinkle with cooked bacon pieces and gorgonzola cheese. Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for about 18-20 minutes, or until the cheese starts to brown.
We hope these football fare recipes get your next gathering off to a delicious start. Do you have a favorite game day snack recipe to share? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook.