So I am not going to lie. I really have no clue about football. To me, football is played with your foot, so there you go. I am lost already at the “gate”… I have never been to a football game. I would love to go though. I just haven’t gotten around to it.
My husband and I only watch the super bowl. We don’t watch any other games during the year. I guess you can say it is like not reading the whole book, just skipping to the end. We are usually more interested in what to eat then who is playing. It has happened more than once, that we missed the start of the game, because we were in the kitchen. But this year, we will make it. We will watch the whole thing!
It took many years before I caved in to the junk’ish food that has to be served for this event. In the beginning, I tried to cook fancy stuff. Things you needed to really sit down and eat. I know better now. It has to be things that you can eat with your fingers. But I still try to make it a little “better” for you if possible. It is not what I usually cook, but then again, super bowl only comes around once a year.
Here are some things you could serve for your super bowl party.
Try my version of the “famous” “Thin bread roll”. The Hot dog wrap.
Hot dog wrap.
1 hot dog per wrap.
Lettuce, any kind.
2 small scoops of mashed potatoes per wrap. (If you want less, use less.) About 1 potato per person.
1 tbsp. pickled cucumber relish per wrap (optional).
Ketchup & mustard.
Pepper & BBQ spice.
(Optional- More vegetables for a more healthy wrap.)
Make the mashed potatoes. Fry the hot dogs in a frying pan.
Take the wrap. Put it on the counter. Cut up the lettuce into thin stripes. Add the mashed potatoes to the wrap. About 2 small scoops per wrap. Add the lettuce. Sprinkle on pepper & BBQ spice or any spice you like. Put the fried hot dog vertically on top. Add ketchup and mustard as per your own taste. Add the cucumber relish in a thin stripe next to the hot dog. Make sure all are lined well since you are going to roll it all up. If you would like to add something more, do so. For example some dressing (like blue cheese or hamburger dressing.) You can also mix the cucumber relish with a little sour cream and mayo to make a mayo cucumber sauce. Wrap it up as you would do a regular wrap. Cut in half. Enjoy.
For the more “real” food, here are my finger licking, super yummy, moist and delicious ribs.
Ribs. Count about 3-5 ribs per person.
Dry rub. Dried spice mix. Equal amount pepper, dried herbs, dried ginger, garlic powder, paprika. 1 tsp. salt. Optional; 1tsp. cinnamon, 1tsp. Garam Masala, 1tsp. grind coffee beans. Mix all well together. Rub the ribs with the dry rub. Place in an owen safe dish or a foil container. Add the ribs. Cover tight with foil. Make sure it is well secured so no air will zip out. Add to a 250 degree oven. Cook for about 3 hours. When ribs are done, they will look pale, lot’s of liquid will be a t the bottom of the dish. Brush on some BBQ sauce. Let rest a few minutes. Move to a cutting board. Cut the ribs up and place on a platter. Add a bowl of more BBQ sauce on the side. In the summer, I make the ribs like this. I just cut off the cooking time about 1/2 hour and slap them on the grill to brown them and get that BBQ taste. Enjoy.
A good variation for regular or nacho chips, are these home-made chips. Really tasty. And you can spice them up any which way you want.
Home made sweet potato & beet chips.
5 sweet potatoes.
5 red beats.
5 yellow beets (if available).
Salt & pepper.
Any favorite spice. Perhaps dried herbs or garlic salt. Your choice.
Slice the beets and the sweet potatoes very thinly. Preferably on a mandolin.
Spread the slices out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Note that they should be in a single layer.
Bake in the oven on 250 degrees for about 30 or until they are totally “dry”. Turn a few times while baking. If you are making the ribs, the chips can bake side by side with the ribs, in the oven.)
Take out, Sprinkle over some salt, pepper and any other spice of your choice.