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Favorite Super Bowl Food? Recipe or Restaurant?

bigfella Jan 29, 2009 04:06 AM

What's your favorite food for the Super Bowl? Do you make it at home, or get it from a local restaurant? When I lived in Indiana, I would get some boneless wings from Chili's, some chips and salsa and ranch from Hacienda and make some stuff too.

I've got a food poll going on my blog asking the same question...



  1. Phurstluv Feb 5, 2010 10:22 AM

    Wow, looks like a lot of buffalo chicken this year! Too bad the Bills aren't in it...

    I'm making baby back ribs, as an ode to Indiana, since they're the Pork capital with Iowa.... and the usual beef chili, nachos with pulled pork this year. And probably a big pot of Jambalaya for the Saints.

    1. PattiCakes Feb 5, 2010 08:09 AM

      This year it's the hot buffalo chicken dip. Recipe easily obtainable on the internet. My daughter uses shredded chiken breasts, ranch dressing, hot sauce & cheese. People eat the damed stuff with spoons. Always need to make 2 trays. Gotta check out that Carribean Wing recipe though......

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      1. re: PattiCakes
        Emme Feb 5, 2010 06:30 PM

        Yep, with Bonnie's Buffalo Dip, the rule of thumb is whatever/however much you plan to make, double it.

      2. hannaone Jan 29, 2010 07:37 PM

        Home cooked Korean style spicy wings.

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        1. re: hannaone
          Kris Feb 4, 2010 07:35 PM

          Must have guacamole and tortilla chips. Chicken wings in some form are also pretty high on the "Must Have" Superbowl menu.

        2. NellyNel Jan 29, 2010 12:19 PM

          Superbowl is the one time a year that I make all the typical stuff...
          Home-made nachos, buffalo wings, artichoke dip and pigs in blankets.

          1. hyacinthgirl Jan 29, 2010 12:05 PM

            The Superbowl is the one un-shakeable food tradition that I have. It's the one day of the year that I make stromboli. My mom always did it and I picked it up from her. cheesy cheesy bliss!

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              roro1831 Jan 29, 2010 11:07 AM

              This year my favorite food will be the 50 pounds of crawfish we are boiling. Normally that wouldn't be on the menu, but it is the Saints.

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                adrienne156 Jan 29, 2010 10:40 AM

                Sunny Anderson's [Baked] Caribbean Chicken Wings

                I made 10 lbs. -- 10 LBS!!! -- of these last year and they were gone in an hour of putting them out. Making them again this year. I don't understand the two negative reviews at all, I think they were probably a result of user error...

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                1. re: adrienne156
                  dagwood Jan 29, 2010 12:00 PM

                  Oh, I made those for a party once too! They really are heavenly.

                  1. re: adrienne156
                    adrienne156 Jan 29, 2010 01:04 PM

                    I just realized that they have it posted on the site twice, so here is the one with all of the reviews (the reviews sometimes have good tips).


                  2. Emme Jan 28, 2010 08:44 PM

                    For almost every gathering, I'm required to make Bonnie's Buffalo Chicken Dip. search for it here on CHOW. i do it with Ranch and cheddar/jack, but many like it with blue cheese dressing and blue cheese.

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                      felyse03 Jan 28, 2010 06:55 PM

                      Guac, homemade salsa, and tortilla chips with some melted cheese...Speaking of Super Bowl...
                      Enter your own Game Day Recipe to win a $25 Whole Foods Market Gift Card here http://bit.ly/cemIR7

                      1. PattiCakes Jan 29, 2009 06:12 AM

                        Chow posted a recipe a while back for Buffalo Chicken Tenders with Bleu Cheese Coleslaw. Astounding. I will be making it for Sunday since it is a much-requested fave. If you make it, just avoid the tendence to overdo it on the bleu cheese in the coleslaw. In this instance, more is NOT better. Here is the link:

                        I'll go post it on your website as well.

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                          dagwood Jan 28, 2010 08:16 PM

                          Last year for the superbowl I made a super-easy twist on chicken wings that was a HUGE hit. It was shredded buffalo chicken lettuce wraps:

                          In a crockpot, slowcook chicken thighs in hot sauce and chicken broth until tender, then shred with a fork.

                          Place in lettuce cups (Boston, or Bibb lettuce works well.). Then, I topped with minced tomatoes (I know it's not traditional, but it was pretty and added a nice little touch.) I then pureed high-quality blue-cheese dressing to make it smooth, and drizzled over the chicken-lettuce cups.

                          Really easy and such a huge hit!

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