What to serve with Frito Pie?
On Sunday, we will be having about 10 people (mostly guys) over to watch the Cowboys game. I make a good chili and have decided to have cheese, Fritos, and onions on the side for people to build Frito pies. Problem is that I don't know what to serve with it. This dish is so heavy that everything I come up with seems like overkill- or maybe that is just me? Looking for suggestions for manly finger foods to go with Frito Pie.
Dessert will be brownies with peanut butter frosting. I'd like to also offer a fruit-based dessert option that does not require silverware.
Ideas are greatly appreciated.
How about wedge iceberg lettuce salads dressed with blue cheese dressing, cherry/grape tomatoes, sliced red onion rings and optional crumbled bacon? You can arrange it all on platter and people can make their own.
As for fruit based option, how about ambrosia salad made with oranges, pineapple, toasted coconut, marshmallows, etc. Or, taffy apple salad, or Waldorf salad?
re: Diane in Bexley
Not a ringing endorsement, a little too sweet for my taste, but lots of men & kids love this, try to use tart apple to provide a contrast to the sweet:
Taffy Apple Salad
• 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
• 1/2 cup white sugar
• 1 egg yolk
• 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
• 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained with juice reserved
• 4 large apples, cored and diced with peel
• 2 cups unsalted peanuts
• 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1. In a medium saucepan combine the flour, sugar, egg yolk, vinegar and reserved pineapple juice. Cook over medium heat until thick. Remove from heat and chill.
2. in a large bowl combine the pineapple, apples, peanuts and chilled cooked mixture. Fold in whipped topping and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
As an Eagles fan, I almost didn't reply when I read you were going to be watching the Cowboy's game, anyway, a couple of easy game day eats...
1 - BLT pitas. Chop up lettuce, tomato and cooked bacon and mix it with mayo and cut small pitas in 1/2 and toast them or use them untoasted and fill with the BLT mix.
2 - Easy salsa. Put 3 cans of Rotel chopped tomatoes and green chiles in the blender and add chopped scallions, fresh cilantro, fresh lime juice and salt to taste. Blend it up to the desired consistency.
What about Raspberry Oatmeal Squares for a fruity dessert? They can be made (and they're better) a day or two in advance. I use this recipe: http://www.joyofbaking.com/RaspberryO... and add a half cup of shredded sweetened coconut to the topping. They turned out fantastic and the raspberry jam holds up well, making them easy to eat without cutlery.
As for a side with Frito pie... I'd stick with something light like veggies and dip.
HTH Thanks for the cheesecake help by the way :)