Game Day Tailgating: Classic Favorites With A Twist

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September 9, 2017

Alabama vs Fresno State
Auburn vs Clemson

Classic Favorites With A Twist

Kick-off tailgating festivities featuring a host of fan-favorite morsels with a twist. The Ultimate Game Day Snack Mix combines two tasty recipes of crowd pleasing munchies guaranteed to soar off the depth charts. Classic Game Day Snack Mix scores big with bold flavor while Crunch Time Gouda Crackers step up to the line with the good old fashioned X’s & O’s of the basic fundamentals. Alabama fans can clobber the competition with a game day beloved beverage that’s tossed with a traditional tailgating snack. Bloody Mary Hot Wings soar into the end zone for a victory of new flavors. A smidgen of vodka holds true to the original libation but can be omitted, if desired. Look to The Tailgaters Essential Frying Guide for everything you need to know to easily pull of the process. Couple with Big Al’s Chill Town Sauce & it’s sure to stomp out any fiery heat on the sidelines. Auburn players get into the game by adding some team spirit to a batch of Loaded Potato Pigskins. The Sriracha Ranch peps up this popular pub specialty & sports tigers stripes when drizzled over the appetizer just so. You’re all in for one smashing good time when these irresistible homemade treats are on the roster.

The Game Plan

Bake the snack mix up to 2 days ahead of time.
Crisp in a warm oven, if necessary, before guests arrive.

Fry the wings the morning of the tailgate social.
Keep warm on a sheet pan in a 200 degree oven.
Toss the chicken wings in the hot sauce mixture just before serving.

Prepare the potatoes & scoop the pulp out up to a day ahead of time.
Brush with oil, bake & melt the cheese just before guests arrive.
Top with the remaining ingredients & place on a pretty platter.

Ice down beer & soft drinks in a beverage tub so fans can help themselves.
Offer a fresh bucket of ice for cocktails to complete the pass.

Game Day Entertaining: Bloody Mary Hot Wings & Loaded Potato Pigskins By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Tailgating Tide & Tigers Today Tailgate Host WBRC Fox 6 Birmingham Alabama Southern Hostess Pastry Chef Editor0in-Chief Author Food Stylist Cooking Lessons How To Host A Tailgate Party Original Recipes & Food CraftsThe Menu

Classic Favorites With A Twist

When it’s crunch time, these hearty snacks satisfy big appetites. You simply cannot go wrong when hot wings, potato skins sporting the works & a delicious snack mix are on the line up.

The Ultimate Game Day Snack Mix
featuring
Classic Game Day Snack Mix
Crunch Time Gouda Crackers
Bloody Mary Hot Wings
Loaded Potato Pigskins With Sriracha Ranch
Beer * Soft Drinks * Water * Cocktails

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makes about 17 cups

Extreme football parties deserve a snack play at the same level. Classic Game Day Snack Mix goes head-to-head with Crunch Time Gouda Crackers for an epic sideline munchie sure to please the most discriminating fanatic. Toss together one recipe of each blend in several large bowls. 

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makes 14 cups

The Basic Fundamentals

The crowd noise will be deafening when you kick-off the party with this fan-favorite munchie. Reduced sodium seasoned salt peps this snack blend & rallies more herbs & spices instead of salt. 

4 cups bugle-shaped snacks
3 cups rice cereal squares
3 cups pretzel sticks
1 cup lightly salted roasted almonds
2 tsp reduced sodium seasoned salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1/4 cup melted butter
3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 mini bag single serve microwave popcorn
Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Combine the bugles, the cereal, the pretzels & the almonds in a large bowl. Set aside. Stir together the seasoned salt, the garlic powder & the ground red pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the cereal mixture & give it a toss. Stir together the melted butter & the Worcestershire sauce. Drizzle half of the butter mixture over the cereal & toss well to coat. Repeat. Spread the cereal mixture onto a lightly greased half sheet pan. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Cool completely. Prepare the popcorn according to package instructions. Toss with the cereal mixture. Sprinkle with pepper. Store in an airtight container up to 5 days.

The Extra Point

A variety of snack nibbles & cereals can be substituted for an instant game changer. Simply make an equal exchange to maintain the overall flavor of the mix.

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makes about 10 dozen

The Basic Fundamentals

Small “X” & “O” shaped cutters can be found on the internet & give these spicy snack crackers an edge.

1 cup ap flour
1 1/2 tsp reduced sodium seasoned salt
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
1 {8-oz} package gouda cheese, shredded
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp ice water

Pulse the first 3 ingredients in a food processor on Low a few seconds. Add the butter evenly to the work bowl. Sprinkle evenly with the cheese. Blend 15 to 20 seconds on Low until sandy in texture. Drizzle the mixture with the Worcestershire sauce & the ice water. Blend the mixture 10 seconds on Low. Blend an additional 10 seconds on High until the dough comes together into a ball. Form the dough into a disk & cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Roll the dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut the dough with 1 1/2-inch “X” & “O” shaped cutters. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake the pans, in batches, 20 to 25 minutes or until very golden brown. Cool completely.

The Extra Point

Package in plastic treat bags with a little team swag or offer small sacks close by to make serving a breeze. 

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makes 6 appetizer servings

Game Changer

Have the butcher prep the wings by cutting them at the joint to produce a flat & a drummette to save time. 

1 1/4 cup ap flour
1 Tbsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp celery salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 1/2 lbs chicken wing pieces
Vegetable oil
Bloody Mary Buffalo Sauce
Big Al’s Chill Town Sauce

Stir together the first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Dredge the chicken wings in the flour mixture, shaking to remove the excess. Pour the oil to a depth of 2 inches in a Dutch oven & heat to 360 degrees. Fry the chicken wings, in batches, 7 to 8 minutes or until done. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels. Toss the wings in the Bloody Mary Buffalo Sauce. Serve with Big Al’s Chill Town Sauce.

The Extra Point

If traditional hot wings are more your pace, stir together a 1/2 cup melted butter & 1 {6-oz} bottle of hot sauce. Toss the fried chicken pieces in the mixture before serving.

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makes 1 cup

Run The Option

The sauce makes just enough to coat 3 1/2 lbs of chicken wings. If you like extra sauce on the side, the recipe can be doubled.

1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup hot sauce
2 Tbsp melted butter
 2 Tbsp vodka
1 1/2 tsp prepared horseradish
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Stir together all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Use as directed.

The Extra Point

Toss fried chicken fingers in this spicy sauce for an extra flavor boost.

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makes 3/4 cup

The Basic Fundamentals

Drizzle this simple sauce over the wings just before serving to stay cool when the heat is on.

1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 Tbsp whole buttermilk
1 garlic clove, pressed

Whisk together all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Use as directed.

The Extra Point

Use as a sandwich spread or drizzle any remaining sauce over mixed salad greens.

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makes 6 servings

Tiger Stripes

Place the sauce in a squeeze bottle & drizzle over the pigskins for more defined stripes that pay homage to the orange & blue.

1 {1-oz} package Ranch salad dressing mix
1 {16-oz} container sour cream
6 {7-oz} russet potatoes
1 Tbsp oil
Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp Sriracha
6 bacon slices, cooked & crumbled
4 scallions, sliced

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine the dressing mix & the sour cream in a small bowl. Cover & chill. Pierce the potatoes with a fork & place on a half sheet pan. Bake 1 hour & 15 minutes or until fork tender. Remove from the oven. Let stand 15 minutes. Slice the potatoes in half. Remove the pulp with a spoon leaving a 1/4-inch thick shell on the skins. Place the pulp in a medium bowl. Set aside. Place the skins on a lightly greased, foil-lined half sheet pan. Brush both sides of the skins with oil. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Bake the potato skins, pulp side up, 20 minutes. Sprinkle the inside of the skins with cheese & return to the oven. Bake 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.

Meanwhile, mash the potato pulp with 3/4 cup of the Ranch mixture. Reserve & refrigerate the mashed potatoes for a supper side dish. Stir the Sriracha into the remaining 1 cup Ranch mixture. Sprinkle the skins with the bacon & the scallions. Serve with the spicy Ranch.

The Extra Point

The mashed potatoes will yield approximately 3 cups. Microwave in a glass bowl on HIGH until hot. Pair with grilled steak or chicken & a green salad to complete the pass for a tasty supper.

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How To Talk A Good Game Of Football

Learn some facts & get in the game. Be certain you’re up-to-date with the team matchups each week. While perusing the tailgating spread option with a cocktail in tow, it’s always a smart idea to have a few tidbits of information to offer when small talk beckons with Uncle Jebediah who’s inevitably reaching in for another rib. Here are some team facts & a smidgen of history to help you navigate a game winning conversation full of football know-how.

Alabama vs Fresno State

The Alabama Crimson Tide & the Fresno State Bulldogs match up for the first game between the schools in Bryant Denny Stadium on Saturday. Currently a Mountain West Conference team, the Bulldogs were established in 1921. The two most successful coaching eras were under Jim Sweeney with 144 wins from 1976-1977 & 1980-1996 & Pat Hill with 112 wins from 1997-2011. The team colors are red & blue but the program sports a “V” on various locations throughout the facility & uniforms to signify the agricultural roots of the institution. Fresno State heads to Tuscaloosa with a 66 point shutout over the Incarnate Word Cardinals under their belt while the Crimson Tide secured a 24-7 win over the Florida State Seminoles this past weekend. 

Auburn vs Clemson

The Auburn Tigers led by Gus Malzahn in his forth season as head football coach & the Clemson Tigers with Dabo Swinney at the helm for a ninth year are set for a second consecutive meeting only this showdown will take place in Clemson Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Auburn comes off of a 41-7 victory over the Georgia Southern Eagles while Clemson clenched a 56-3 win against the Kent State Golden Flashes. A true battle is sure to take place on the field since Clemson took home the victory from the previous meeting in a 19-13 win.

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