Tide & Tigers Today Tailgating: Hot Fried Chicken & Moonshine Sweet Tea

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November 5, 2016

Alabama vs LSU Tigers
Auburn vs Vanderbilt Commodores

Hot Fried Chicken & Moonshine Sweet Tea

With Auburn burning rubber in the polls by making a late season debut in the top ten, there’s no mistake that a Nashville original is in order for a good old-fashioned throw down against the Vanderbilt Commodores on their very own home turf. Orange & blue tiger fans taunt a tailgating spread option featuring a local MVP, hot fried chicken, that boasts big, fiery flavor. Typically prepared with lard, butter offers a more indulgent touchdown in taste. The Alabama game plan simply builds on the momentum by stuffing them into slider buns topped with a signature sideline of Creole Cole Slaw for a game day po-boy that’s off the depth charts scoring an easy win over traditional LSU fan fare favorites such as gumbo & jambalaya. Accompany with a few hand-crafted sweet tea cocktails made with American Born Moonshine, a Tennessee original, & you have the fixin’s for one smashing good time.

The Game Plan

Organize all of the slider makings on trays & guests can build their own.

Fry the chicken before guests arrive.
Keep warm on a sheet pan in a 200 degree oven.
Toss the warm fried chicken in the hot sauce mixture just before serving.

Prepare the cole slaw up to a day ahead of time.
Place the dill pickle slices in small bowls.
Fill in the menu with store bought extras such as potato chips.

Chill the sweet tea mixture in a beverage tub so fans can help themselves.
Offer a fresh bucket of ice for the cocktails.
Organize the garnishes in ramekins & containers to complete the pass.

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Hot Fried Chicken & Moonshine Sweet Tea

Run the option & call a trick play guaranteed to score big with football fanatics. Turn up the heat with Hot Fried Chicken Po-Boy Sliders that merge two delicious No. 1 contenders. Pour a tall glass of hand-crafted custom cocktails loaded with team spirit & you have set the scene for a southern-style tailgating touchdown.

Hot Fried Chicken Po-Boy Sliders
Creole Cole Slaw
Pachyderm Moonshine Punch
White Lightning Tiger Tea

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makes 1 dozen

The Basic Fundamentals

Be sure the oil temperature returns to 360 degrees before dropping a new batch of chicken in the hot grease to ensure a light, crisp exterior & an exceptionally juicy interior. 

1/2 cup buttermilk
1 egg
3 Tbsp plus 1 tsp Creole seasoning, divided
1 3/4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut in half
1 1/2 cups ap flour
Vegetable oil
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup hot suace
1 Tbsp dark brown sugar
2 tsp smoked paprika
12 Mini Ciabatta Buns, split
Creole Cole Slaw
Dill Pickles

Whisk together the buttermilk, the egg & 1 Tbsp Creole seasoning in a medium bowl. Add the chicken, coating all sides well. Whisk together the flour & 2 Tbsp Creole seasoning in a medium bowl. Dip the chicken pieces into the flour mixture, shaking off the excess. Pour the oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches in a Dutch oven & heat to 360 degrees. Drop the chicken pieces into the oil & fry, in batches, 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown & the chicken registers at least 175 degrees. Remove from the oil & drain on a rack over paper towels. Whisk together the melted butter, the remaining 1 tsp Creole seasoning, the hot sauce, the brown sugar & the paprika in a medium bowl. Toss the fried chicken into the mixture, coating well. Fill the slider buns with the chicken, Creole Cole Slaw & dill pickle slices.

The Extra Point

Serve this spicy fried chicken in flour tortillas with diced avocado, lime juice & your favorite taco toppings for another tailgating snack idea.

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makes 3 cups

Run The Option

This basic slaw can be dressed a number of ways. Toss in a little diced red bell pepper or crunchy matchstick carrots for a tasty & colorful addition.

1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp Creole mustard
2 scallions, sliced
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 {10-oz} bag angel hair cole slaw mix
Freshly ground pepper

Stir together the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Fold in the slaw mix. Toss well to combine. Let stand 5 minutes. Season the slaw with freshly ground pepper.

The Extra Point

Cole slaw & barbecue go hand in hand. Top sloppy pulled pork sandwiches with this crisp sideline & smother with your favorite red & white ‘cue sauce for a winning weeknight supper.

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{helpful advice}

How To Kick-Off A Fantastic Football Saturday
Make your tailgate the talk of the town.
From road trips to backyard shindigs, a few choice play calls go long…

No. 1

Sport Your End Zone Dance Moves
Make a play list and practice your best moves.
Include fight songs and football fan-favorite tunes filled with team spirit
to listen to during the tailgate.

No. 2

Kick-Off Classics
Don’t forget to pull out the pigskin.
Tossing around the game winning ball ahead is an essential part of the festivities.

No. 3

Lively Libations & Friendly Competition
Set up an area to play horseshoes or cornhole.
Diagram a tic-tac toe grid on a chalk board for good old-fashioned fun.
Line up the solo cups for a game of beer pong.

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The first encounter between Alabama & LSU took place in 1895 with the Tigers coming out on top. Since then, the teams have played 79 additional games with Alabama leading the series at 50-25-5. One of the most exciting encounters took place in 2011 during the “Game Of The Century” in early November where No. 1 ranked LSU crushed the No. 2 ranked Crimson Tide in a 9-6 victory. However, the Tide would rise again. They were given a second chance to face-off against LSU in the BCS championship game in New Orleans, Louisiana. Alabama proved to be the ultimate winner clenching a shutout of 21-zereaux.

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Style Points

Fold thin orange slices into quarters & thread on wooden skewers to resemble elephant ears. Mix with maraschino cherries for added color & Crimson Tide team spirit.

Pachyderm Moonshine Punch

makes 8 servings

Run The Option

Crimson cranberry juice makes a colorful & tasty substitution for the pineapple juice.

4 cups sweetened iced tea
2 {6-oz} cans pineapple juice
1 cup moonshine
1/2 cup orange juice
Garnish: Maraschino cherries

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a large pitcher. Garnish, if desired. Serve over ice.

The Extra Point

The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. To really get game day fancy, serve in a punch bowl with X & O shaped ice rings made from cookie cutters & round doughnut molds.

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Auburn vs Vanderbilt Commodores

The Auburn vs Vanderbilt football series began in 1893. After a Gator Bowl loss in 1955, the Tigers would prove to be victorious in the next 13 consecutive games played between the two teams in on-again off-again matchups from 1978 to 2007. Notable Auburn players on the 1978 team included James McKinney, Mike Burrow, Frank Warren & Joe Cribbs who received All-SEC recognition. Years later & well into his professional football career, Joe Cribbs moved in around the corner for a short time when he played football for the Birmingham Stallions. After much prodding from my Iron Bowl arch-nemesis at school, I led a gaggle of the neighborhood kids over to his house to see if he would give us his autograph. While he was watering his front lawn & enjoying some down time, I stepped forward with a flutter of butterflies dancing inside of my stomach… He politely declined.

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Style Points

Shades of orange & blueberry add a pep rally of team color to this exciting tailgaters tea. Slice the oranges into neat triangles that resemble bunting for added AU charm.

White Lightning Tiger Tea
makes 8 servings

Run The Option

Tame the roar of this rowdy sipper & replace the moonshine with vodka.

5 cups sweetened iced tea, divided
1 {12-oz} package frozen blueberries
2 cups orange juice
1 cup moonshine
Garnish: Orange wedges

Combine 1 cup tea & the blueberries in a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium low & cook 10 minutes. Push the mixture through a fine wire mesh sieve. Expect a yield of approximately 1 1/4 cups. Chill the blueberry mixture 2 hours. Combine the blueberry concentrate, the remaining tea, the orange juice & the moonshine in a large pitcher. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.

The Extra Point

Garnish each glass with a blueberry studded wooden skewer for added team spirit.

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