When people think about the super bowl, they don't only think about football, but all the good food they will get to eat at parties. If you are planning to have a Super Bowl party at your house, below are two delicious foods you can prepare.
Most people love beef jerky and you can serve it many different ways. You can even make it yourself using some great recipes. This may seem like it would be difficult to do, but you may be surprised at how easy it is. You can even make the jerky weeks before the Super Bowl, if you prefer.
Beef jerky is meat that is thinly sliced and then slowly dried. You can use a dehydrator to make your jerky, but your oven on a low temperature works fine too. Make your jerky even more delicious by soaking it in a flavorful marinade, such as to make an au jus jerky. Some great items to use in the marinade include soy sauce, hot sauce, and lime juice.
If you are not making the jerky with a dehydrator, you will need a baking sheet with a wire rack placed on top of it. The marinated meat is placed on the wire rack, and then it is baked in the oven for a few hours. You have to let the jerky dry out when it is done cooking until it is completely cool. The longer it sits the firmer and drier it will be, which is why it is a good idea to make this ahead of time.
A Super Bowl party would not be complete without some delicious potato skins. Decide on how many potatoes you will need. Large potatoes work best. If you have a lot of people attending your party, you need to make sure you make enough so they can have seconds or thirds if they want. Other ingredients you will need to make these hearty potato skins include:
- 8 slices of thick center cut bacon
- Two tablespoons of virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup of sour cream
- 2 ounces of Romano cheese
- 2 large tomatoes
- 4 tablespoons of snipped chives
This recipe makes 16 servings so make adjustments if you want less or more.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F, and pierce each potato with a fork a three or four times. Cook the potatoes in the oven for one hour. If you want to use your microwave, press the potato button if you have one. If not, cook on high for 10 minutes, turn the potatoes over, and cook for about 12 minutes. Pierce them with a knife to make sure they are tender. Set them aside to cool.
Keep your oven set to 425 degrees F. Place your bacon on a pan in a single layer, and bake them for about 15 minutes or until they are crisp and browned. Drain the bacon on a paper towel, let them cool down, and then crumble them up. Set the oven to 475 degrees F.
Cut each potato in half lengthwise, and scoop out the inside with a spoon. Leave a little bit of the potato inside the skin so you do not break through it. Place the skins on a pan with the skin side up, brush them with oil, and then sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Bake them for around 15 minutes or until they are crisp and browned. Place the skins on a serving plate with the skin sides down, and spread two teaspoons of sour cream on each potato skin, and then top it with tomato, bacon, cheese, and chives.
Making this food yourself is much healthier than purchasing it already prepared from a store, and your party guests will enjoy them much more.Share