Any Given Sunday: More Football Munchies!

1 Nov

Today’s Menu:  The 9er’s vs the Colts.  And, it’s a game . . . a good game!  We’re still watching it so I don’t know how it comes out yet but . . .  fingers are crossed!

Oh, yea, the food.  Homemade Chicken Nuggets with sauces and guacamole and chips!  YUM!

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I don’t know why but this was just so pretty.  Gorgeous eggs in a clean white pyrex dish.

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Chicken nuggets (and strips) are just so easy.  Chop up boneless, skinless breast meat.  Coat them in flour, egg, and panko bread crumbs.  That last is the secret ingredient.  Panko bread crumbs are an amazingly dry bread crumb from Japan although Progresso packages them with italian seasoning which is a nice time saver.  I usually add garlic powder and italian seasoning to the panko although today I just kept it simple and added nothing.  Just salt after they cooked.

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Fry them in hot oil until brown, turn them and brown the other side.  Drain them on paper towels and salt while still wet from the oil.  YUM!  Resist the urge to eat them while still crazy hot.  You’ll have that burned mouth thing and that’s no fun!

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I made a homemade garlic aoli sauce which was delicious but I’ll give you the MODIFIED recipe as they were too garlicky (something I didn’t think was possible, honestly).  I put 1-2 cloves of chopped garlic into the food processor with 1 large egg, 1/2 T of salt, and generous fresh ground pepper.  Puree.  Drizzle 1/2 cup of olive oil in while continuing to blend in food processor.  It won’t be really thick but will set up as it sits.  (The recipe I had called for 3 cloves of garlic and I used large ones — too much!).

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I served it with the aoli sauce, barbecue sauce, and ranch dressing.  A big hit!

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I love guacamole.  I make it very simply but you can doctor it up to your will.  I take 2 avocados, 1/4 can of Herdez Salsa Verde, 1 clove of fresh garlic, salt and pepper.  Mix in a bowl with a fork, mashing the avocado until smooth.  Easy and delicious.  Our local market sells homemade tortilla chips although you can always make your own by frying up corn tortillas in oil.  Wonderful!

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Good football.  Good munchies.  Good Sunday!

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6 Responses to “Any Given Sunday: More Football Munchies!”

  1. John 1 November, 2009 at 2:14 pm #

    Today I had the perfect snack for an Eagles–Giants game – Philadelphia pretzels.

    • Liza Lee Miller 1 November, 2009 at 4:55 pm #

      Can’t argue that one, John. But, did you come up with a wonderful dipping sauce? Try the aoli sauce next time. YUM! Of course, for a Philidelphia game, you really should have have Phillie Cheese Steak Sandwiches, huh? 🙂

      • John 1 November, 2009 at 10:09 pm #

        Just a bit of mustard, which matches well with the dough and salt.

  2. Pam 1 November, 2009 at 4:25 pm #

    Yummo!!! Hope the 9ers win!!! I’m off to look through PW’s new cookbook, mmmm!

    • Liza Lee Miller 1 November, 2009 at 4:56 pm #

      Let me know how good it is. I only have like 3 cookbooks. Today’s snacks were so good that I wish I had more now! 🙂 Must be nearly time to make dinner! 🙂

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