is there any thing more quintessentially american than the super bowl? husband and i are not football fans, but we are food fans and any excuse for me to be in the kitchen to make good food and to eat the delicious fruits of my labor, then that makes us fans by tasty association.
our american fan fare included juicy (or jucy) lucy sliders (inspired by a “man vs food” episode where i all could think was “oh, my, God. i have to make that. like now”), chicken wings, salsa & brownies. in all american fashion, i am stuffed.
my take on the juicy lucy was ground sirloin, american cheese and beer.
inspired take on juicy lucys’ground sirloin heavy pinch of sea salt generous dusting of fresh ground pepper half a can of light body beer mixed, kneaded and massaged until combined & let rest on counter for 30min shape patties into thin slider size rounds; sandwich a slice of american cheese between two patties and seal together. heat skillet over medium heat and cook patties about 4 min on each size (or until desired done-ness). i served mine along side pickles, onion, dijon mustard, mayo, lettuce and tomato. my favorite combo was onion and pickle. the sliders were so full of flavor and juice by themselves, i found really no need to dress with mustard ( i really don’t like mayo). cheese oozing out of beef, yes, please. the chicken wings were my first chicken wings to prepare and first chicken wings to consume. i am a fan. i took the recipe from a Chez Us post from Bite Me Cookbook. it was so easy and the results so good.
the wings were crispy and best of all, baked; not fried. i’m planning on a grilled cheese sandwich with the left over apricot sauce.
for dessert i made fudge brownies. holy. oh. dark chocolate hinted with the heat of cayenne and made mouth watering with a sprinkle of sea salt on top.
i can barely say the packers won with much confidence. i can however say my tasty sunday fun day won the ring.
full & all-american, faith