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ThePrettypoodle Jan 20, 2013 10:17 PM

Ok it has been decided that we will host a Super Bowl party here and I I need help with some food. I will most likely order a few pizzas. (yes the menu has changed!) Since I live with a Ravens fan I want to do Baltimore style snacks like a yummy faux crab dip and any thing else someone can suggestm thyat may have a Baltimore theme. Anyone have a yummy faux crab dip? Had the stupid Eagles not let me down the menu would be so much easier, but well, maybe the Flyers, Union, Wings or Phillies will come through for me. Maybe. One can hope can't she?

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    DeisCane Jan 21, 2013 07:00 AM

    I would go fleishig. After all, ravens have wings.

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    1. re: DeisCane
      cheesecake17 Jan 21, 2013 10:41 AM

      Soooo many options for wings.
      And if pizza must be served, you can always make BBQ chicken pizza.

      After hosting (too many!) superbowls, I realized its much easier to serve meat. A lot can be prepared in advance and warmed up on the big day. Lots of meat items can be served room temp

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      CloggieGirl Jan 21, 2013 07:24 AM

      I'm a Niners fan, so there will be no Baltimore-oriented food at my Super Bowl party, but if you MUST I can say that wedged potatoes roasted with Old Bay would be tasty.

      My menu will have picnic-type salads and the following:

      Buffalo-style cauliflower 'wings': http://www.thecurvycarrot.com/2012/08/18/buffalo-chicken-vegetarian-style/

      Parmesan Zucchini Fries:http://cookandbemerry.com/parmesan-panko-zucchini-fries/

      Sweet potato-corn fritters with garlic sauce: http://budgetbytes.blogspot.com/2012/07/sweet-potato-corn-cakes-with-garlic.html

      Root-beer baked beans (subbing some liquid smoke and extra oil for bacon: http://www.pepper.ph/why-boiling-bean...

      Does anyone know of a delicious, kosher (does not need to be CY) blue cheese sauce/dressing?

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      1. re: CloggieGirl
        DeisCane Jan 21, 2013 09:18 AM

        Maybe you should make your own? I don't know of any ready-made.

        Should be pretty easy to make your own with greek yogurt, blue cheese, lemon juice, extra light olive oil, salt and pepper.

        1. re: CloggieGirl
          cheesecake17 Jan 21, 2013 10:02 AM

          Make your own! I was watching Martha Stewarts Cooking School, and she demonstrated how to make it. So easy, and all readily available ingredients. Greek yogurt, mayo, buttermilk, lemon juice, blue cheese, salt and pepper. Definitely on my to do list.

          1. re: cheesecake17
            CloggieGirl Jan 21, 2013 02:03 PM

            Oh, a way to use up the buttermilk from the "wing" breading!

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              cheesecake17 Jan 21, 2013 04:06 PM

              The faux wings look fabulous! Have you tried them? Have the cauliflower, buffalo sauce. Do you think thinned greek yogurt would work?

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                CloggieGirl Jan 22, 2013 03:48 PM

                I haven't made them yet, but I've never had a bad recipe from that site. As a long-time vegetarian, I could use some guidance on wing sauce. Any recommendations?

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                  cheesecake17 Jan 22, 2013 05:09 PM

                  I bought the Ken's brand from Shoprite. My husband seems to like it, I have not tried it. The classic "wing" sauce is butter (margarine) and Franks Red Hot. Again...according to the wing man in my house.

                  1. re: cheesecake17
                    shoelace Jan 22, 2013 10:12 PM

                    +1 on margarine and franks

          2. re: CloggieGirl
            ahuva Jan 21, 2013 07:46 PM

            is there a non-dairy substitute for the buttermilk in the cauliflower wings?

            1. re: ahuva
              queenscook Jan 21, 2013 08:04 PM

              Whenever I've needed parve buttermilk, I have made it by adding a tablespoon or so of vinegar or lemon juice to soy milk. Thickens it right up; it's the classic way to make real milk into a buttermilk substitute, and for my purposes, it has worked just as well with soy milk.

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                cheesecake17 Jan 22, 2013 06:19 AM

                I've done this too, works very well. Just make sure it's unsweetened soy milk!

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            ahuva Jan 21, 2013 07:45 PM

            i'll be doing mini hot dogs three ways with assorted dipping sauces, buffalo wings, mini egg rolls and chicken nuggets (for the kiddies), fries and beer battered onion rings. maybe some ribs.

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            1. re: ahuva
              njkosher Jan 22, 2013 05:05 AM

              Making polpettine from a reference to an Italian cookbook I found from a Cholent discussion on CH


              Will also make wings, blooming onions (we have the contraption), fried chicken, perhaps some corn dogs.

              Would love to try and make the sweet potato fritters that they serve at Mike's Bistro, if anyone has any ideas.

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              foodieX2 Jan 22, 2013 06:31 AM

              I too live with a Ravens fan and I can tell you he would HORRIFIED at the mere thought of faux crab anything. A true Baltimoron will insist on only the real deal, hon.

              One our menu is:
              hot crab dip
              mini crab cakes
              Old bay steamed shrimp
              pit beef sandwiches
              snacks type food-pretzels, chips etc

              And of course Natty Boh beer (nasty stuff!)

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              1. re: foodieX2
                rockycat Jan 22, 2013 06:42 AM

                Yeah, but this is the Kosher board. Crab, shrimp, and mixing meat and dairy don't play here, anymore than the Pats in the Superbowl (sorry, ex-Boston type here - had to get that in).

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                  foodieX2 Jan 22, 2013 06:49 AM

                  OOOps I totally missed which board was I on!! We have superbowl fever here!

                  1. re: rockycat
                    masha Jan 22, 2013 07:56 AM

                    Coddies (codfish cakes) served on saltines with mustard is the standard Baltimore Kosher alternative to crab cakes.

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                      ThePrettypoodle Jan 22, 2013 08:06 AM

                      Ahh can I get premasde ones in the Philly area? if not I'll just make a crab dip of some kind.

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                  cappucino Jan 22, 2013 07:47 AM

                  I don't remember if your husband is a vegetarian or not. I would definately do some meat with a veggie option if you are having meat company. Pizza just doesn't really cut it for the big game. I am doing a slaw shmorg (standard slaw, jicama and apple slaw, and Israeli purple cabbage slaw). It will accompany the sliders we have. You could do veggie and meat sliders. We are also doing three franks in blanks (standard, spicy with spicy sausages and spicy mustard, and frank in a pretzel which I found in the Ami magazine kosher recipe section) and the usual chicken wontons ( from the kosher pallette). The chicken wontons and dipping sauce are big hits. If you are staying veg, do hot fresh garlic knots using pizza dough and Chumus, thick marinara dipping sauces. People need to dip. How about a falafel station? Home made falafel balls rock (osem).

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                  1. re: cappucino
                    ThePrettypoodle Jan 22, 2013 08:03 AM

                    My husband is not a vegitarian nor a Baltimoron, just a HUGE Baltimore fan and a casual Philadelphia fan:) Since the EAGES let us down (again) HE is the one celebrating.
                    I may do pizza simply because pizza is around the corner and I have plans all afternoon - it is just easier. I have been thinking of kosher deli platters from Acme too - who knows. I just know that I will be arriving here with some of my guests that afternoon, so easy is the key!

                    1. re: ThePrettypoodle
                      cappucino Jan 22, 2013 04:59 PM

                      Sadly, the Eagles have been disappointing for quite a while. We still wear our Eagles gear at the party. The gear would just get all musty if we left it in the drawer. :) One day, there will be cheeseless cheeseteaks.

                      1. re: cappucino
                        ThePrettypoodle Jan 22, 2013 10:44 PM

                        You could always do a really good steak sandwhich wit and hold the cheese or use one of the faux cheeses. I oersonally love a good sandwhich wit:)

                    2. re: cappucino
                      cheesecake17 Jan 22, 2013 10:03 AM

                      We did sliders/ slaw/ condiments one year. The biggest hits were chicken jalepeno sliders/ Asian slaw/ wasabi mayo. Also, black bean sliders/ salads / guacamole.

                      1. re: cheesecake17
                        shoelace Jan 22, 2013 10:13 PM

                        ooh- chicken jalapeno sliders

                        did u do like a shredded chicken or chicken burger

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                          cheesecake17 Jan 23, 2013 11:09 AM

                          Chicken burgers. White meat chicken, chopped jalapeños, scallions, a bit of breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.

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                            shoelace Jan 23, 2013 11:38 AM

                            i am gonna try that this weekend

                            sounds delicious

                            no egg?

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                              cheesecake17 Jan 23, 2013 03:17 PM

                              Depends on how sticky the mixture is. Sometimes I add egg, sometimes not

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