Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Super Bowl Snacks

Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching! With 100 million viewers, it's practically a National Holiday.

However, I confess - I don't like football. I'm not lying when I tell you, I have no idea who's playing in the Super Bowl. Seriously. I'm sure it's all over TV, but I must tune it out.

Before you skewer me and roast me over a flaming hot grill, let me at least redeem myself by telling you that I love Super Bowl FOOD. And, I'm happy to stand in the kitchen and cook for those who prefer to recline in front of the big screen TV and scream at men they don't even know. 

Every Super Bowl party needs that one person who doesn't mind missing the play to get the wings out of the oven? Don't you agree? Well, that person, is me. So, it's better that I don't like the game! 

Plus, food is proven to be a very important part of the day, as Super Bowl Sunday is the SECOND LARGEST DAY FOR U.S. FOOD CONSUMPTION!!!  (After Thanksgiving, of course.) Clearly, Super Bowl Fans need sustenance, just as much as the players! 

And that, my friends, makes me an All-American Super Bowl Supportin' Gal. 

SO, until Super Snack Day game day, I'll be posting a few recipes that I'm thinking of making. 

First, I have a recipe I've hand picked from my own archives, for my sister. She's actually a true football fanatic, unlike her big sister. But, like me, she's also a snack fanatic. And I think she'll like these! 

POTATO WEDGES WITH CHILI CREAM

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Ingredients: 

Potatoes:
  • 6 medium potatoes, unpeeled
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Chili Cream:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp course sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (coriander) leaves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon chili paste (or to taste) 

  • Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
Scrub the potatoes, cut each into 6 wedges. I leave the skins on - c'mon that's where the vitamin C is hiding!

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the wedges and let them boil for 10 minutes. Drain well. When they are drained, give them a shake in the colander, to kind of "bash" them up on the outside. (I don't mean bash them until they break apart, just enough to rough up the outside of the wedge. This helps them crisp up in the oven.)  
Combine the potato wedges, spices and olive oil in a bowl, and mix well.
Transfer wedges to a baking dish and spread them out so that they aren't touching. Bake for about 1 hour, turning every 15 minutes, until nice and crisp and tender.
For the chili cream: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.


What about you? Are you having a Super Bowl Party? What are you eating? 

13 comments:

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

I could care less about football too, but I DO love eating all the delicious snacks! These look awesome - especially that tasty sauce! mmmm

Crystelle said...

Yummy! These snack may make me enjoy the coming Superbowl! As will my husband! He would enjoy it anyway, but yummy snacks always help!!
Thanks for this fabulous recipe. I need to go get some potatoes!!
Thanks so much for sharing.… :)
hugs x, Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

Katrina Vega said...

My husband loves potato wedges! I'm definitely going to have to try these plus that sauce. Pinning :)

Julia Klimek said...

Let me know if you like them guys! :)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Julia,
I don't like football either!!
I am co hosting Fluster's Creative Muster Link Party and I want to thank you for linking up!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

I enjoy a little football and a small loaded bowl of chili. This looks like the perfect accompaniment.

Thanks for sharing it with us Project Inspire{d}~AnExtraordinaryDay.net

Wishing you an extraordinary week!
~Diane

The Bold Abode said...

Hi Julia! I just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring your delicious potato wedges on my blog later tonight!

Thank you so much for linking up to Creativity Unleashed!

Accidentally Wonderful said...

Great game-day food =) I'd love it if you'd share this at my link party, going on now! http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2014/01/accidentally-wonderful-wednesday-3.html

Julia Klimek said...

Thank you all for stopping by! Thank you Gwen for the feature!

Julia

Ginnie said...

This looks like the ideal Super Bowl snack! I'd definitely be more interested in these than the game itself;)

Jelli B. said...

These sound wonderful! I love potato wedges but still haven't found the perfect recipe. I'll be joining you in not watching the game tonight ;) Hope you have a great week.

Tammy Killoough said...

Yummy! These sound amazing! I'm so glad ou shared them with us on Twirl and Take a Bow. Hope to see you again on Tuesday!

Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY said...

This looks so yummy! The dipping sauce sounds really interesting. I think I may have to try it;) Stopping by from the SITS Girls!