Football Deviled EggsIngredients6 hard cooked eggs, peeled and cut lengthwise2 Tablespoons mayonnaise1 Tablespoon sweet pickle relish2 teaspoons spicy brown mustardSalt and pepper to tastePaprikaInstructionsUsing food processor S-blade, process egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, pickle relish, salt and pepper until smooth.Pipe yolk mixture into each egg white half. Sprinkle each egg with paprika.
Zucchini FrittersIngredients:2 medium size zucchini1 carrot1 large russet potato1 medium onion1/4 cup flour1 1/2 teaspoons salt2 large eggs, lightly beaten1 cup vegetable oil, plus more if needed1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
Peel the zucchini, carrot, potato, and onion. Shred all the vegetables using a cheese grater or a food processor fitted with a shredding attachment. Place in a strainer and let sit for 10 minutes. Press down on the vegetables, allowing excess water to drain off.
Pour shredded vegetables into a mixing bowl. Sprinkle the flour and salt over the shredded vegetables. Toss to coat. Add eggs and mix until well combined. As you work, if you have a lot of excess moisture, drain it off.
Heat 1 cup vegetable oil in a 12″ non-stick pan until it reaches 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Set your metal football shaped cookie cutter down on a spatula/turner. Fill the cookie cutter with a spoonful of the zucchini mixture. Press down to create a 1/4 inch thick football.
Carefully slide the filled cookie cutter into the oil, lifting the cutter, allowing the football shaped mixture to gently glide into the pan. Once you have fried your football shaped zucchini fritters, set them on paper towels to drain off excess oil. I also pat the tops with paper towels to really remove as much oil as possible.
At this point they can be decorated and served, however, I’m guessing most of you wont want this mess in your kitchen while you have guests. So, make your fritters then put them in an airtight container and refrigerate them for up to a few days. When you are ready to serve them, place them on a baking sheet and heat them in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes, until heated through.
To decorate them: fill a disposable pastry bag, optionally fitted with a small round decorating tip, with plain Greek Yogurt or just use a zip top bag with a small hole cut in one tip. Pipe laces and stripes onto each football fritter. Place on a platter and serve alongside the remaining Greek yogurt.
Football Pizza Pockets
1 Pack Pie crust or Pizza crust
1 egg (beaten with a tablespoon of cold water)
Roll out your pie crust (I prefer the flakiness of pie crust rather than pizza dough for this recipe). Using a round larger cookie cutter, cut round circles of the pastry. Then cut them into football shapes. Once you have one it’s easy to use it as a template and cut the rest out. Re-roll the scraps and cut out as many football shapes as you can.
On a football cutout, place a couple pepperoni slices, a piece of mozzarella and a little pizza sauce.
Brush a little of the egg wash around the edges and place another football shaped cutout over the stuffing and seal by pressing down on the edges.
Using a fork, crimp the edges around the pizza pocket and make slits in the top to resemble football laces.
Brush the tops of each pizza pocket with the egg wash and place them on a baking sheet.
Bake in an oven pre-heated to 425F for around 10-12 minutes or until the pizza pockets turn a golden brown. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.
2 Egg Whites
6 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups unblanched almonds
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a large bowl, beat egg whites until frothy; beat in vanilla. Add almonds; stir gently to coat. Combine the sugars, salt and cinnamon; add to nut mixture and stir gently to coat.
Spread evenly into two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at 300° for 25-30 minutes or until almonds are crisp, stirring once. Cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 4 cups.
Chocolate Strawberry Footballs
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
12-14 large strawberries
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
you will also need:
2 Coffee mugs
In a microwave safe coffee mug add the dark chocolate chips. I’ve found this to be the best vessel for strawberry dipping. If the bowl you use is too wide then the melted chocolate is too shallow, and it’s hard to get the strawberries dipped.
Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until melted. Don’t over heat or your chocolate will seize and there is really no coming back from that.
Grab the strawberry by the leaves (make sure strawberries are completely dry or the chocolate won’t stick).
Dip in the chocolate and swirl around carefully until coated.
Hold above the coffee mug for a few seconds to allow the excess to drip off.
Place on a sheet of parchment paper to dry.
Push forward slightly to avoid a pool of dried chocolate forming in the front of your berry.
Allow to dry for about 15 minutes.
In a separate coffee mug (or really, any microwave safe bowl will work for this), add the white chocolate. Microwave on high for 20 seconds and stir, repeat until melted. You have to be even more careful with white chocolate, it tends to seize quicker. It isn’t actually chocolate, its cocoa butter solids so it behaves differently. If it does seize, you can try and add a few drops of canola oil, but you might just need to toss it out and start over.
Pour the white chocolate into your piping bag. Pipe on a stripe at the top and one at the bottom of your strawberries. Then pipe a line down the middle of the berry. Then pipe 5 or 6 lines across the middle line. Chill and serve!
If you’re an entertaining novice, no worries! This is as easy as it gets. All the focus is on the television—so all the pressure’s off you! As long as the drinks are cold and the food is just the slightest bit naughty, we’ll call it a win.
Buffalo wings, chili and nachos are all standard game day fare, but we’re also putting a creative spin on our spread with these fun, football-inspired treats!
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What’s your go-to game day recipe?
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