Super Bowl Sunday is upon us, and that means it’s time to get together with friends and chow down on some American classics. If you’re looking to put together a spread that’s better than your usual Sunday afternoon lineup, here’s are some great recipes to make you the MVP of the party.
Korean-Style Chicken Wings
Buffalo wings are great, but this is the championship game we’re talking about. Momofuku’s David Chang professes his love for gochujang at every given opportunity and there’s a good reason why. This Korean condiment made from red chili, glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, and salt gives a spicy and funky flare to food that no other sauce can replicate.
For the most part, this recipe from Food & Wine Magazine calls for ingredients that chefs already have stocked: canola oil, kosher salt, ground pepper, sugar, sesame oil, etc. The gochujang can be found at any Asian supermarket or procured for a higher price at Whole Foods, where they have the Momofuku brand. As far as we’re concerned, the harder-to-find gochugaru (Korean chile powder) is optional, but it’s a nice touch if you can get it.
Total cooking time on this recipe is 50 minutes, but your active cooking time should be something closer to 5-10 minutes.
Bobby Flay’s Brussels Sprout Nachos
What can we say? – This is the most fun way to possibly get your vegetables.
Bobby Flay is largely to thank for helping American fare step its game up in the last 15 years, so he’s a good one to follow when it comes to Super Bowl recipes. This fun variation on a standard first calls for you to pickle your own onions and Fresno chiles. That sounds laborious but, trust us, it couldn’t be easier. The pickling process for both can be completed in about 15 minutes. After that, fix your cheese sauce, crisp those chips, and voila: you have yourself a crowdpleaser.
Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs rarely get their due, but we’re always appreciative of a party that has them. In fact, this writer has been known to eat them by the fistful. Tip: If you want enough deviled eggs to go around for your Super Bowl party, don’t invite me.
Bacon and cheese make most things better, so we implore you to incorporate them here. This recipe from All Recipes is so simple that you probably won’t have to go grocery shopping. If you have eggs, mayonnaise, bacon, shredded cheddar, and shredded Monterey jack (really, any shredded cheese will do, just add something for spice if you don’t have Monterey jack), then you’re free stay home and watch 12 hours of inane pregame shows.
The recipe calls for 30 minutes of prep time plus ten minutes of cooking, but veteran hard-boiled-egg peelers can probably cut the active cooking time in half. Score!