Whether you’re a football fan or not, everybody knows that there are a few Super Bowl Sunday staples that can’t be ignored.
With Super Bowl Sunday right around the corner, we’ve chosen our top five must-haves on the coffee table while the New England Patriots battle the Philadelphia Eagles. These small bites are sure to score a touchdown on anyone’s taste buds.
1. Classic Buffalo Wings
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Heat 3 inches of canola oil in a heavy pot to 375 degrees F. Add half the chicken wing parts to the oil and fry them until they’re golden brown and fully cooked, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Repeat with the other half of the wing parts. In a saucepan, heat the cayenne sauce and butter over medium-low heat. Add the Worcestershire and hot sauce. Let it bubble up, and then turn off the heat. Place the wings in an ovenproof dish and pour the hot sauce over the top. Toss to coat, and then bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Serve with blue cheese dip, celery sticks… and your favorite cold, fizzy beverage. Check out the ingredients you’ll need at: (Food Network)
2. Refried Bean Dip
Flatten softened cream cheese in bottom of a pie plate or shallow dish. Spread the refried beans over top. Cover with salsa. Cover this with the cheese blend. Bake 350* for 10 minutes. Check out the ingredients you’ll need at: (Genius Kitchen)
3. Spinach & Artichoke Braid
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In classic batter bowl combine all but Parmesan cheese. Mix well. Scoop filling evenly over braid; finish braid as directed. Brush with egg white. Sprinkle w/grated Parmesan cheese. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Use the pizza cutter to cut your braid and serve. Check out the ingredients you’ll need at: (Life With Love Bugs)
4. Potato Skins
Preheat oven to 400°. Prick potatoes all over with a fork and rub with oil; season generously with salt and pepper. Place potatoes on a rack set in a rimmed baking sheet. Roast until very soft when squeezed and skin is crisp, 60-75 minutes. Let cool. Heat broiler to high. Halve potatoes and scoop out flesh (save for another use), leaving a ¼ inch border attached to skins. Brush both sides of potatoes with oil and season insides with salt and pepper; return to rack. Broil, turning once, until skins are crisp and flesh is golden, about 5-7 minutes per side. Divide cheese and bacon among potatoes and broil until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Serve topped with sour cream, chives, and black pepper. Check out the ingredients you’ll need at: (bon appétit)
5. Pulled Pork Sliders
Combine all ingredients except the pork and the buns in a slow cooker and mix together. Add two pieces of pork and cover the slow cooker. Set for 8 hours on low. After 8 hours, using two forks, shred the pork and remove the pork with the remaining sauce in a large bowl. Toast the slider buns and add pulled pork to each bun. Top with pickles as needed. Check out the ingredients you’ll need at : (What’s Gaby Cooking)
No matter which team you’re rooting for this weekend, (even if that may be the puppies in the Puppy Bowl) chow down with some good eats and crack open a drink with fizz.